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Polish national in court charged with murder of partner

A POLISH man yesterday appeared in court charged with the murder of his 37-year-old partner at the weekend.

Dublin District Court heard that on Saturday morning, gardai went to Mary Ryan's residence at Sherrard Street, Dublin 1, after receiving reports regarding injuries she had sustained.

Ms Ryan, who was originally from Drogheda, Co Louth, was found unconscious at the foot of the stairs and was brought to the Mater Hospital where she subsequently died.

On Sunday, Waldemar Solowiow (44) was arrested in Dublin city in connection with the investigation and was detained at Mountjoy station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Mr Solowiow, with an address at 3 Sherrard St, was brought before the District Court yesterday charged with the murder of Ms Ryan at his home which he had shared with her.

Detective Garda Ian Brunton told Judge Grainne Malone that Mr Solowiow was charged at 11.59pm last Monday after which he replied "nothing".

Det Gda Brunton asked the judge to remand him in custody for one week.

Judge Malone said that given the nature of the charge bail could not be granted.

Judge Malone granted legal aid and remanded Mr Solowiow, who has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charge, in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on May 29.

Irish Independent