A Mayo man has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court charged with the murder of his wife.

James Kilroy of Kilbree Lower, Westport, Co Mayo, was brought before a sitting of Castlebar District Court this morning.

Mr Kilroy is charged with the murder of his wife Valerie French Kilroy, who was found dead earlier this year at their family home outside Westport on 14 June.

James Kilroy attending a previous sitting at Castlebar District Court

Garda Margaret O'Connor said the application was to return Mr Kilroy for trial to the present sittings of the Central Criminal Court.

Judge Fiona Lydon consented to the application and remanded Mr Kilroy in custody.

Legal aid was also granted.