A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Adrian Folan, whose body was found in a quarry near Liscannor on Monday.
He is Declan Ó Cualain (Folan), with an address at Cuileán, An Cheathrú Rua, County Galway, who was brought before a special sitting of Galway District Court this Tuesday evening. He is a brother of Adrian Folan.
A defence application for free legal aid for Mr Ó Cualain was acceded to by Judge Mary Fahy.
Defence solicitor, Adrian McLynn also requested that his client receive medical attention while in custody.
Mr Ó Cualain has been remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court on Friday.
Adrian Folan, 41, had been missing from Athlone since July 3. His body was found in a quarry near Liscannor on Monday morning.
Mr Folan ‘s body was brought to University Hospital Limerick where the State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy, conducted a post mortem examination on Monday night. Gardaí are not releasing the results, for what they say are “operational reasons.”
The family of the deceased, a native of the Carraroe, County Galway, has appealed for privacy.