The husband of a woman who died after she was attacked in her Dublin home last Sunday week has appeared in court charged with her murder.

William Eagers, from Willow Wood Grove in Blanchardstown, is charged with the murder of 57-year-old Jean Eagers and producing a samurai sword on 21 June last.

The 60-year-old taxi driver was remanded in custody for a week.

William Eagers was brought by detectives from Blanchardstown to the courts of criminal justice this afternoon on two charges connected to his wife's murder.

The mother-of-two died after she was attacked at her home in Willow Wood Grove in Hartstown last Sunday week.

Her husband is charged with her murder and with producing an article in the course of a dispute, namely a samurai sword.

Detective Sergeant Shane McCartin gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

He told the court that he arrested William Eagers on foot of directions from the DPP at 3.21pm in Blanchardstown Garda Station and that when the charges were put to the accused he made no reply after caution.

There was no application for bail because in cases where an accused is facing a charge of murder, bail can only be granted by the High Court.

Defence solicitor Fiona Brennan applied for free legal aid because she said Mr Eagers was in receipt of the Covid-19 payment and had been working as a part-time taxi driver.

She also asked the judge to direct he receive appropriate supervision and medical treatment while in custody and that Mr Eagers appear in person for his next court appearance.

Judge Michael Walsh acceded to the applications and remanded William Eagers in custody to appear again next Tuesday at Cloverhill District Court.