A 17-year old boy has been charged with the murder of Cork student Cameron Blair.

Mr Blair, 20, died after he was stabbed during a row at a student party at a house on Bandon Road in the city last week.

His death has been the subject of an intensive garda investigation.

Tonight, the 17-year old boy was brought by investigating gardaí from Togher Garda Station, where he was being questioned, to a special sitting of the district court in Cork.

He was charged with the murder of Mr Blair.

The boy cannot be identified because he is a minor.

The court was told by Detective Garda Rory O'Connell that the boy made no reply when he was charged.

Detective Inspector Daniel Coholan applied for the boy to be remanded to Oberstown Detention Centre for a week.

Judge Olan Kelleher made that order and also directed that the boy receive medical attention at Oberstown following an application by defence solicitor Eddie Burke.

Mr Burke applied for legal aid and told the court the boy was not working.

He will be back in court again next week.