A 42-year-old woman has been remanded on a charge of causing serious harm to a three-year-old girl at a house in Dublin last Saturday.

Emer Cannon, of Aubrey Grove, Shankill in Dublin, was remanded in her absence at a sitting of Bray District Court this morning.

The brief hearing followed the death of the child, Zoe Whitford, in hospital on Tuesday.

Judge David Kennedy remanded the woman in custody until 1 March.