The man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy in Tullamore has been told he will be tried before the Central Criminal Court.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has issued formal directions in relation to the case.
Jozef Puska - with an address at Lynally Grove in Mucklagh, Co Offaly - appeared before Cloverhill District Court again on Wednesday morning via video link.
The 31-year-old has been in custody since January 19th, when he was charged with murdering school teacher Ashling Murphy along the Grand Canal in Tullamore.
The court was told the DPP has issued formal instructions that Mr Puska be sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.
The case has been adjourned for another two weeks when an update will be given on the progress of the book of evidence.
Judge Victor Blake says the State is moving rapidly to try and complete it.
Mr Puska is due back in court on March 23rd.