A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Christy Daly in Clara, Co Offaly.

Ross Allen, of Kilmonaghan Lodge, Clara, was remanded in custody at a sitting of Portlaoise District Court this morning.

Detective Sergeant Jer Glavin gave evidence of arrest and caution and said the defendant made no reply when charged at 9.29pm last night.

Mr Allen was granted legal aid and remanded to appear before Cloverhill District Court on 27 February.

Mr Daly, 47, was found dead in a drain at Kilbride on 7 January.

He had been shot a number of times.