A 34-year-old woman has appeared at Limerick District Court charged with the murder of a Polish man in the city between 30 and 31 December last.

Monika Matracka from The Pines, Briarfield, Castletroy was charged with the murder of 38-year-old marathon runner Michal Rejmer, at the home they shared in Limerick.

The body of Mr Rejmer, who worked at McDonalds in Castletroy was discovered at around 11am on Friday - two days after he was officially reported missing to gardaí.

A post-mortem, which was conducted by State Pathologist Prof Maria Cassidy, confirmed he suffered multiple injuries.

At a special sitting of Limerick District Court, Detective Sergeant Arthur Ryan said the defendant, also a Polish national, did not make any reply when she was formally charged at Henry Street Garda Station.

Judge Mary Larkin granted Ms Matracka legal aid and solicitor Julieanne Kiely was assigned to represent her.

Superintendent Derek Smart applied to have Ms Matracka remanded in custody until Tuesday.

Judge Larkin granted the application and ordered that she appear before the court via video link from Limerick Prison.

She directed that Ms Matracka receive all necessary medical attention while in prison and she extended the legal aid certificate to include a Polish interpreter.

A small number of Mr Rejmer's friends attended the brief court hearing.