Eight people have appeared in court charged in connection with the killing of a 20-year-old man earlier this year.

Dale Creighton from Glenshane Grove died in Beaumont Hospital on 2 January after he was attacked on a footbridge in Tallaght on New Year's Day.

The eight were arrested in a series of early morning raids and brought before the local district court.

Seven people, six men and a woman, have been charged with the murder and have been remanded in custody.

They are Graham Palmer, 24, of Homelawn Road; Aisling Burke, 20, from Bolbrook Grove; David Burke, 25, of Village Square; Jason Beresford, 20, who was arrested in Finglas; 24-year-old Gerard Stevens who was arrested in Kildare; James Reid, 23, of Homelawn Avenue in Tallaght; and Ross Callery, 20, from Westpark in Tallaght.

James O'Brien, 21, from Avonbeg Drive in Tallaght, who was arrested in Wexford, was charged with assault causing harm.

The seven charged with murder have been remanded in custody to appear again on 18 June.

Mr O'Brien is currently applying for bail.