Australian police are to prepare a book of evidence in the case of Irish murder accused Cathrina Cahill, following a brief court hearing in Sydney.

The 25-year-old, who did not appear in court, is charged with murdering her fiancé David Walsh in a suburb outside Sydney last Friday.

It is alleged that Ms Cahill, who is also known as Tina Cahill, fatally stabbed 29-year-old Mr Walsh, who is understood to be from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

Emergency services were called to a house after reports of a fight involving a number of people.

Mr Walsh was critically injured with a stab wound to his neck and died at the scene.

Ms Cahill was arrested at the scene.

It is understood that Mr Walsh and Ms Cahill became engaged a few weeks ago.

She remains in custody without bail.