The partner of 27-year-old Mum of two Larisa Serban has been before the courts charged with her murder.

The accused, Daniel Blanaru, presented himself into Gardai. Following the arrest, he was taken to Ashbourne Garda station, where he was held overnight for questioning. On Saturday afternoon, he was charged with the murder of Larisa Serban on August 12 at her home.

Mr Blanaru, 34, who is also Romanian but has an address at Rathmore, Athboy, Co. Meath, appeared before Judge Miriam Walsh at a special sitting of Trim District Court on Saturday evening.