A 27-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Patrick 'Paddy' O'Donnell at a pub in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on Friday night.

The man appeared before a special sitting of the District Court at Mallow in Co Cork this afternoon.

Detective Sergeant James O'Shea told the court that he arrested Michael Dineen of Ard Mhuileann, Ballinwillan, Mitchelstown, at 1.25pm.

Det Sgt O'Shea said he charged Mr Dineen with the murder of Mr O'Donnell.

The Detective Sergeant said Mr Dineen made no reply when he was charged.

Garda Inspector Michael Corbett applied to have Mr Dineen remanded in custody.

Defence solicitor Cathal Lombard applied for free legal aid on behalf of his client.

Mr Lombard told the court that Mr Dineen was in receipt of social welfare.

Judge Aingeal Ní Chondúin remanded Mr Dineen in custody.

He will be brought before the District Court in Fermoy next Friday 8 June.