A 50-year-old man has appeared before Drogheda District Court charged in connection with the murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods.

Gerard McKenna, of Rathmullen Park in Drogheda, Co Louth, has been charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of another person in relation to the death of the teenager.

Sergeant Peter Cooney gave evidence to the court of charge, arrest and caution.

He said the defendant had been re-arrested at Drogheda Garda Station at 8.20pm yesterday and charged at 9.15pm.

The judge remanded him in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court via videolink next Thursday.

There was no application made for bail and gardaí were put on 48-hour notice of any application for bail.

Judge Eirinn McKiernan directed that any necessary medical treatment be made available to the defendant while he is in custody.

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Keane Mulready-Woods was killed on 12 January and his body dismembered.

Body parts recovered at two locations in Dublin were later confirmed to be those of the 17-year-old.

A second man, who was also arrested last week, was released without charge.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.