29-year-old charged with Eugene Gillespie murder in Sligo

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Eugene Gillespie in Sligo.

Simon McGinley of Connaughton Road, in Sligo appeared at a special sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court this afternoon charged with killing the 67-year-old at Old Market Street over a week ago.

Mr Mc Ginley handed himself into police on Friday night and an application for the accused to be placed on suicide watch was made by his legal representatives.

Judge Kevin Kilrane stated Mc Ginley be given a full psychiatric assessment and then placed on suicide watch if required.

The accused pleaded guilty to the charge of murder in court and no application for bail was made. He was remanded in custody to Castlereagh Prison to appear in court again on Thursday next.