A 20-year old man has been before Tralee District Court charged with the murder of Thomas Dooley at a funeral in the town last month.

Thomas Dooley, with an address at Bay 10, Halting Site, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, is a cousin of the dead man.

Thomas Dooley, 43, died after he was attacked at a funeral at Rath Cemetery in Tralee on 5 October.

His wife, Siobhán, was seriously injured.

This morning, the accused appeared in court charged with the murder of his cousin.

He was also charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Siobhán Dooley.

Detective Sergeant Ernie Henderson said Thomas Dooley did not reply when the two charges were put to him.

Judge David Waters remanded Thomas Dooley in custody. His case will be back before Tralee District Court in a week.

Later in the afternoon, a 17-year old who cannot be identified due to his age, was charged with possession of an improvised weapon with a sharp blade, intended to cause injury to, incapacitate or intimidate a person at the murder of Thomas Dooley.

He was remanded in custody with consent to bail.