A man in his 40s has been remanded in custody after he was charged with murder following a fatal stabbing at a house in Dublin on Saturday.

Mark Whelan, 45, of Castlecurragh Heath, Mulhuddart, Dublin appeared before Judge Paula Murphy at Blanchardstown District Court this afternoon having been arrested on Saturday.

He was accused of murder of Noel Whelan, who was in his twenties, at Castlecurragh Heath, Mulhuddart on Saturday.

Shortly after 6pm on Saturday, gardaí attended the scene of an incident in a house at Castlecurragh Heath, Mulhuddart where Mr Whelan was discovered with stab wounds.

He was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given by Detective Sergeant Shane MacCartan.

He said the accused made no reply when the charge was put to him at Finglas Garda station at 1.15pm today.

Judge Murphy acceded to a request from the solicitor to direct medical attention and psychiatric evaluation of the accused while in prison remand.

Mr Whelan was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on 5 April.