A man facing charges of murdering two pensioner brothers has been further remanded in custody.

26-year-old Alan Cawley, from Four Winds, Corrimbla South, Ballina, is charged with the murders of Jack and Tommy Blaine at their home on New Antrim Street, Castlebar in the early hours of 10 July.

Mr Cawley appeared at Harristown Court in Co Roscommon, where Inspector Padraic Jones applied to have him further remanded in custody to appear before the court again next month.

Solicitor Niamh Bambury, representing Mr Cawley, told Judge Geoffrey Browne that she was consenting to the inspector's application.

Mr Cawley was arrested on 10 July, and initially appeared before Strokestown District Court on 12 July.

He did not speak during the hearing, but consulted briefly with his solicitor before being returned to Castlerea Prison.