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Assault-charge son getting help

A MAN charged in relation to the death of his mother has been receiving medical treatment since being remanded in custody last week, a court heard.

Niall Stapleton (31), of Kilfane, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, is charged with assaulting Siobhan Stapleton (51), causing her serious harm, at her home on May 25.

Her son was arrested following her funeral last Tuesday and taken to Kilkenny District Court on Thursday, where it was heard he had a "history of mental illness".

Yesterday, the judge remanded Mr Stapleton in custody, to appear before Cloverhill District Court on June 19.

Irish Independent