A 27-year-old man has appeared at the district court in Limerick charged in connection with a robbery at the home of three siblings.

The robbery took place at the house of a 74-year-old man and his two sisters near Pallasgreen in Co Limerick two weeks ago.

William Gammell of An Cuirt, Monard, Co Tipperary, was granted free legal aid and remanded in custody until Tuesday.

The accused was brought to the court from Bruff Garda Station where he had been questioned since last week.

Mr Gammell is charged with committing burglary at the home of Willie Creed and his sisters Nora, 72, and Chrissie, 66, after he entered their house as a trespasser on 31 May.

He is also charged with allowing himself to be carried as a passenger in a stolen jeep the same night.

He is further charged with aiding and abetting an aggravated burglary at Sunville House also in Pallasgreen on 16 April last, by impeding the arrest of another person.

Gardaí applied for the accused to be remanded in custody because of the seriousness of the offences, and the possibility of further charges.