Northern Ireland

Man remanded over murder of woman in Cavan

Patricia Kearns
Image caption Patricia Kierans died last Thursday

A 56-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in County Cavan last Thursday.

Oliver Kierans, with an address at Drumbannon in Bailieborough, was charged with the murder of Patricia Kierans at Drumbannon, Bailieborough.

He was also charged with possession of a firearm.

Cavan District Court heard he made no reply after being charged and cautioned on the murder offence. He was remanded in custody.