Man faces student murder trial
A 31-year-old man was yesterday returned for trial charged with the murder of of University of Limerick student Eoin Ryan (21), at Cappabeg, Barefield, Co Clare on June 7 last.
When initially charged with the murder, Joe Heffernan, of Cappabeg, Barefield, told gardai that he had "killed the devil". Mr Heffernan has been on remand at the Central Mental Hospital.
At Ennis District Court yesterday, the judge remanded him in custody to re-appear before the next sitting of the Central Criminal Court.