A man has been charged with killing another man during a row that broke out at a taxi rank in Tramore, Co Waterford last summer.

Niall Hewison, 23, of Clarinwood, Tramore, was charged with the manslaughter of Northern Ireland native Edmund Rice, 54, who died in the early hours of 24 June last.

Both men had been socialising in the town prior to the death of Mr Rice, a father-of-four who had been living locally for a number of years.

Last June, Mr Hewison was charged with assault causing harm to Mr Rice.

Today, Detective Sergeant Shay Keevans told Waterford District Court that the accused had now been charged with manslaughter.

Mr Hewison appeared in court with family members and entered a new €1,000 bail bond.

Judge Kevin Staunton sent the case forward to a sitting of the circuit court next week.