A Killarney man has been charged with murdering his mother at her home in the Kerry town last August.
Billy Burns (51) appeared before Killarney District Court on Tuesday, facing a single charge of the murder of his mother Miriam Burns (76) at 45 Ardshanavooly in Killarney on August 15th last year.
Burns - of Arlington Lodge, Church Street, Tralee - was remanded in custody to appear before Tralee District Court on Wednesday via video link from Cork Prison.
The body of Miriam Burns was found at her home after what Gardaí have described as a violent death.
Giving evidence of arrest, charge, and caution at Killarney Courthouse, Detective Sergeant Michael Quirke said he arrested Billy Burns on Tuesday at 12.45pm on Church Street in Tralee.
Mr Burns was subsequently charged and cautioned and the accused replied "no comment" when the charge was read to him, Detective Quirke told the court.
Mr Burns was brought to Killarney Garda station before then appearing before Judge David Waters at 3.10pm.
Detective Quirke told the judge that the State was making an application to remand Mr Burns in custody to the District Court in Tralee tomorrow.
Garda Sergeant Stephen O’Brien said the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) were directing prosecution on indictment before the Central Criminal Court.
Defending, solicitor Padraig O'Connell requested that Mr Burns receive all appropriate medical treatment, including psychiatric treatment, while he is in custody.
Mr O’Connell applied for free legal aid. He told the court that his client has been living in a hostel in Tralee and is on Disability Allowance.
He also said a bail application will be made to the High Court at a later date.
Judge Waters remanded Mr Burns in custody on the application of the State.
Family members of both Billy and Miriam Burns were in court.