A 21 year old trainee mechanic has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of Donegal journalist Eugene Moloney in Dublin city centre last weekend.
Gary Burch of Kennington Close, Templeogue has been remanded in custody until next Monday.
Mr Moloney, a former reporter with the Irish Independent, lived at Portobello Place in Dublin and was making his way home in the early hours of Sunday.
The 55-year-old suffered a blow to the head on Camden Street.
He received medical attention at the scene and was then brought to St James's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Mr Burch had been detained by gardaí for questioning on Monday morning
He was brought before Dublin District Court yesterday charged with the manslaughter of Mr Moloney.