A 28-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed to death in Co Cavan.

Emmet Connolly, 32, from Rockcorry in Co Monaghan died after he was attacked in a house in Cootehill yesterday morning.

Kevin Moran, a father-of-three, with an address at Lodge View in Cootehill was remanded in custody until next Friday.

Detective Inspector Fergus Treanor gave evidence of the arrest, charge and caution.

He told Dublin District Court that Mr Moran made no reply when charged with murder.

His solicitor, Martin Cosgrove, said Mr Moran was a single parent who had just returned to college to study sports science.

There was no application for bail and Mr Moran was granted free legal aid to appear again at Cloverhill District Court next Friday.

Mr Connolly, an archaeologist, had only recently returned from Western Australia after spending a year abroad.