A 27-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Jasmine McMonagle in Killygordan, Co Donegal, on Friday.

Richard Burke of Forest Park, Killygordan, was brought before Judge Kevin Kilrane at a special sitting of Sligo District Court on Saturday evening.

Detective Sergeant Michael Galvin gave evidence of arresting Mr Burke at 3.15pm on Saturday at Letterkenny Garda Station and charging him with the murder of 28-year-old Ms McMonagle.

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The body of the mother of two young children, who was originally from Castlefinn in Donegal, was found at her home on Friday morning.

Detective Sergeant Galvin told Judge Kilrane that he cautioned the accused and when the charge was put to Mr Burke, his response was: "I understand everything."

Mr Burke’s solicitor Frank Dorrian applied for free legal aid for his client who he said was on disability benefit.

The judge approved the application and also an application by Superintendent Colm Nevin to remand Mr Burke in custody to appear again at Harristown Court next Friday.