Man appears in court over Cavan murder on new year's eve

Marek Swider died after being stabbed in Ballyjamesduff

Man appears in court over Cavan murder on new year's eve

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A Polish man has appeared in court charged with the new year's murder of another Polish man in Co Cavan.

Marek Swider died after being stabbed at a house in Ballyjamesduff.

Mr Swider died at Cavan General Hospital on new years’s day morning after being stabbed.

Gardaí believe he may have gotten into a row during a game of cards.

The 40-year-old victim was from Poland but had been living in Cavan for about 10 years.

Earlier this week, gardaí in Cork arrested a man for questioning in relation to Mr Swider's death.

On Friday morning Tomasz Paszkiewicz from Dublin Street, Ballyjamesduff appeared before Cavan District Court charged with the murder on January 1st.

Sergeant John Callanan told the court the 38-year-old made no reply after he was charged and cautioned at the Bridewell garda station in Cork last night.

The sergeant said the accused had declined legal representation.

The judge told the accused through an interpreter he was entitled to this but he again declined.

Judge Denis McLaughlin said it was an extremely serious allegation and bail could not be granted in the district court.

The accused was remanded in custody to appear before the same court again next Thursday.