A man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of Irene White in Dundalk in 2005.
Anthony Lambe (34 ) of Annadrumman, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, appeared before a special sitting of Dundalk district court today.
He is charged with the murder of Irene White on the April 6, 2005 at Ice House, Demesne Road, Dundalk contrary to common law.
Garda Inspector Pat Marry gave evidence of charging him earlier today.
The court heard that in reply to the charge the accused said "I’m very sorry".
Garda Inspector Martin Beggy asked that he be remanded in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court next Friday.
Judge Denis Mc Loughlin said that due to the nature of the charge bail is not an option.
His solicitor asked that he get protective custody. Gd Inspector Marry said that he maybe a vulnerable person at this stage
The court also heard he is a student.
Judge McLoughlin remanded him in custody to Cloverhill district court next Friday, granted protective custody and legal aid.