A MAN has appeared in court in connection to the death of his estranged wife.
Oliver Kierans (56) appeared before Bailieboro District Court in Cavan this evening.
Dressed in blue jeans, a blue shirt and fleece jacket, Mr Kierans walked into court with his head bowed.
The hearing was expected to get underway after 7pm.
Relatives of Patricia Kierans (56), who was found dead in the Bailieboro home of the former couple last Thursday night, were at the court hearing.
Mr Kierans was arrested by gardai investigating the death of the mother of four on Friday, following a nine-hour siege in a local pub.
Mr Kierans was then admitted to Cavan General Hospital for treatment.
He was brought in for questioning by detectives yesterday.
Meanwhile, the body of Ms Kierans has been released to the couple’s four grown-up children and funeral arrangements are underway.