A 38-year-old man has appeared before Cavan District Court charged with murdering Marek Swider in Ballyjamesduff on New Year’s Day.

Tomasz Paszkiewicz, of Dublin Street, Ballyjamesduff, was arrested by gardaí in Cork yesterday.

He was taken to Bridewell Garda Station in Cork where he was charged with the murder of 39-year-old Mr Swider at Dublin Street, Ballyjamesduff on 1 January 2018.

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In court this morning, Sergeant John Callanan from Bailieborough Garda Station said he arrested the accused and charged him. 

Mr Paszkiewicz made no reply to the charge when it was read to him. 

Sergeant Callanan said he offered him the opportunity to have legal representation but it was declined. 

Judge Denis McLoughlin told the accused through an interpreter that he could apply for legal aid if he wished, but this was declined again in court. 

Judge McLoughlin explained to the accused that he could not release him on bail or hear an application for him to be released on bail at this court. 

He remanded him in custody to appear again at a sitting of the District Court in Cavan on 11 January at 10.30am.