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A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 79 year old woman in Kilkenny in 1987.

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Ann Nancy Smyth was found dead following a blaze at her home on Wolfe Tone Street.

52 year old John Joe Malone with an address at 46 Newpark, Kilkenny appeared before a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court earlier charged with her murder.

Journalist with the Kilkenny People Mary Cody says many of her friends were there: