A 20-year-old man has appeared in court in Portlaoise charged with the murder of Christy Daly in Co Offaly late last year.

Matthew Gralton, with an address at Mount Prospect, Roscommon, was charged with the murder of Mr Daly at Bog Lane, Kilbride, Clara on 29 December 2013.

Sergeant Caroline Lyng told the court she arrested and charged Mr Gralton in Tullamore last night.

He made no reply when the charge was made to him. 

He was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison to appear again at a sitting of the district court on 5 March.

He was also granted legal aid.