A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the death of a 13-year-old boy in an alleged hit-and-run in Coolock in Dublin last year.

Dean Shelley, 27, from Casement Road, Finglas West in Dublin, is charged with dangerous driving causing death and with leaving the scene of an accident.

Sergeant Noel Smyth told Dublin District Court he arrested the defendant this morning at Coolock Garda Station. He made no reply when charged.

Lee Henry was killed while crossing the N32 at around 9.30pm on Saturday 22 October 2016.

The 13-year-old was taken to Temple Street Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

During the investigation into his death gardaí said the car involved in the collision failed to stop or remain at the scene. It was located and seized a short time later.

The accused man has not yet entered a plea to the charges.

He stood with his head bowed for most of the brief hearing.

He was remanded on bail on condition he sign on three times a week and has no contact with any witnesses in the case.

He must also provide a mobile phone number to gardaí. He was granted legal aid.

Members of Lee's family were in court for the brief hearing.

The case was adjourned for six weeks to allow time for preparation of the book of evidence.