A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of an elderly man in Co Waterford.

Ross Outram from Ferryland, Clonmel in Co Tipperary, appeared at Dungarvan District Court this morning.

Paddy Lyons, 90, was found dead at his home in Ballysaggart near Lismore on Saturday.

His body was found by a neighbour who also acted as a home help for Mr Lyons.

Paddy Lyons was found dead in his home
Paddy Lyons was found dead in his home

Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given by Detective Sergeant Shay Keevans who told the court that when he charged Mr Outram, the accused made no reply.

Mr Outram is accused of murdering Mr Lyons sometime between 24 and 25 February.

The court heard Mr Outram is on social welfare and he was granted free legal aid.

Judge Terence Finn remanded him in custody to appear again next Wednesday at Dungarvan District Court.