A man on trial at the Special Criminal Court for murder is to be escorted from prison to attend his mother's removal later this week.

Nathan Killeen from Hyde Road in Limerick, along with Wayne Dundon from Lenihan Avenue in Limerick, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Roy Collins.

Mr Collins was shot dead at an amusement arcade in Limerick five years ago.

Susan Killeen, who was in her 50s, was found dead in the early hours of last Friday in Limerick.

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley this morning expressed the court's condolences to Mr Killeen on the loss of his mother.

The court was told that the Prison Service was in a position to provide a supervised escort for Mr Killeen to visit the funeral home during the removal next Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Mr Killeen is currently in custody and the court made an order allowing for the visit to take place.

His counsel also said that he wished to express his appreciation to the prison officers and prison management for the compassion shown to him.

The trial has been adjourned at the Special Criminal Court until next Monday.