A 30-year-old man has appeared before Cork District Court charged with the murder of an elderly patient at a hospital in Cork.

Dylan Magee, of Churchfield Green in Cork, was charged with the murder of 89-year-old Matthew Healy at Room 2, St Joseph's Ward, Mercy University Hospital on Sunday 22 January.

Detective Garda Maurice O'Connor of the Bridewell Garda Station gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

An application for free legal aid was granted and no application for bail was made.

Dylan Magee, 30, appeared before Cork District Court this morning

Judge Olann Kelleher remanded Mr Magee in custody to appear again before the court via video link next Monday, 30 January.

He also requested the Governor of Cork Prison to make any medical treatment available to the accused.