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Man to face trial on charge of murdering brother

A 40-year-old Galway man has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court, charged with murdering his brother.

Declan Ó Cualain, with an address at An Caoran Beag, An Cheathru Rua, appeared before a sitting of Ennis District Court on Wednesday charged with the murder of Adrian Folan (Ó Cualain) on July 4, 2014 at Lislorkin North, Liscannor.

Garda Ruth O’Sullivan gave evidence of serving a copy of the Book of Evidence on the defendant’s solicitor, Adrian MacLynn, for his client, Declan Ó Cualain.

Inspector Tom Kennedy, prosecuting, outlined that the Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the defendant being returned for trial to the next session of the Central Criminal Court sitting in Dublin, in custody.

An application was made by Mr MacLynn to extend free legal aid to cover one senior counsel and one junior counsel.Man facing

Mr Ó Cualain was remanded in custody to Limerick Prison, pending his trial.

By Carol Byrne

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