A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Christopher Hall in north Dublin last year.
Owen Maughan, of Dun Saithne, Balbriggan, appeared before Balbriggan District Court charged with the murder of the 65-year-old last November.
Judge Deirdre Gearty remanded Mr Maughan in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Tuesday.
Mr Hall, a father of two adult daughters, was found with serious injuries to his head and body at his home in Dun Saithne Green on 24 November 2021.
Detective Sergeant Eoin McDonnell gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.
He told the court he formally charged the accused at 10.48am this morning.
Mr Maughan made no reply to charge after caution, the detective sergeant said.
Defence solicitor Fiona D'Arcy said given the nature of the charge, she could not make any application for bail at this time and this would be a matter for the High Court.
Judge Gearty remanded Mr Maughan in custody to appear via video link at Cloverhill District Court next Tuesday, 24 May at 10am.
She assigned legal aid to Ms D'Arcy.
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