A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his mother in County Louth.
32-year-old Tomasz Krzysztof Piortrowski of Cherrybrook, Ardee is accused of the murder of 57-year-old Elzbieta Piortrowska of Clonmore, Ardee at her home on Tuesday.
Mr Krzysztof Piortrowski made no reply when the charges against him were read out at Drogheda District Court this morning.
Elzbieta Piortrowska who was originally from Poland was found dead at her home on Tuesday morning.
Elzbieta Piotrowska. Image: Facebook
In court, Sergeant James McCummisky gave evidence of arresting the defendant at Drogheda Garda Station last night.
He said the accused replied "no comment" when the charge was put to him after caution.
Mr Piortrowski's solicitor expressed serious concerns for his mental health and requested that he receive the appropriate medical attention.
A request for legal aid was made and granted by Judge John Cheatle.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District court a week from today via video link.