A 53-year old man accused of murdering a mother-of-two last weekend has been granted free legal aid.
Danny Keena from Empor, Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath, made his second appearance in court today after being arrested and charged with the murder of Brigid Maguire in Ballynacargy last Saturday night.
Keena appeared before Harristown District Court adjacent to Castlerea Prison in Co Roscommon, where he was remanded in custody until December 4.
An application for free legal aid by his solicitor Trish Cronin was successful and was backdated to the initial court appearance last Tuesday.
Keena is charged with the murder of Brigid Maguire at 2 Main Street, Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath last Saturday.
The body of the 43-year old mother was discovered by her teenage daughter at her home last Saturday.
The hospital care assistant was laid to rest at Sonna Cemetery on Thursday after her funeral Mass at Ballynacargy Church.