A 25-year old man has been charged with the murder of his mother in Cork city earlier this week.
Paul Horgan of Murmont Avenue, Montenotte has been remanded in custody for a week.
Garda Mark Durkan told the court that Paul Horgan – who appeared in court this morning wearing a white shirt and jeans – was arrested at Murmont Avenue last Monday morning and taken to Mayfield Garda Station.
He was formally charged with murdering his mother – 61 year old Marian Horgan – at the family home.
He made no reply after being charged.
Judge Leo Malone remanded him in custody to appear again at Cork District Court next Tuesday for service of the Book of Evidence.
He also directed that he be psychiatrically examined while in prison.
Mother of three Marian Horgan was pronounced dead at her home last Monday morning and being stabbed.