A 25-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of a fellow resident at a hostel in Dublin.

Michael Olohan, 35, who was originally from Poppintree, Ballymun, in Dublin, died after a stabbing incident at Brádóg Court, St Lawrence Road, in Clontarf, at around 7.15am on Thursday.

Sean Murphy, who lived in an apartment at the same hostel as Mr Olohan, was charged and brought to appear before Judge John Brennan at a late sitting of Dublin District Court this evening.

The district court does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail in a murder case.

Judge John Brennan remanded Mr Murphy in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court via video-link on Wednesday.

A book of evidence has to be prepared.

Solicitor Michael French for Sean Murphy asked the court to request an "urgent psychiatric assessment" of his client in custody.

Judge Brennan agreed to direct that he would receive the necessary psychiatric assessment.

He also granted him legal aid after noting the accused was in receipt of disability allowance.