Judge remands man in custody in Cork murder case

A 36-year-old man has been further remanded in custody, in connection with the death of a mother of three, whose body was found at her home in Co. Cork at the weekend.

Darren Murphy of Dan Desmond Villas, Passage West, made his second appearance at Cork District Court today, this time via videolink.

Mr Murphy is charged with the murder of Olivia Dunlea O'Brien at Pembroke Crescent, Passage West, on February 17.

Ms Dunlea O'Brien's body was found in her house by firefighters and a post-mortem later revealed that she had died as a result of stab wounds.

Today at Cork District Court, Inspector Eileen Foster applied for a two-week remand for Darren Murphy on the murder charge to allow for service of the book of evidence.

Defence solicitor, Emmet Boyle said his client was consenting, and he expressed hope that a psychiatric report on the 36-year-old would be available to the court by then.

Judge Leo Malone remanded Darren Murphy in continuing custody by consent to appear again at Cork District Court on March 7.

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