A pre-trial hearing is needed before a jury is selected.
The trial of a man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy will get underway in two weeks.
The Central Criminal Court heard this morning there will be a requirement for a pre-trial hearing before a jury is selected.
32-year-old Jozef Puska, of Lynally Grove, Tullamore in Offaly, is accused of the school teacher's murder on the 12th of January 2022.
The case is due to be mentioned again this afternoon.
Pre-trial hearings were introduced last year to help trials run more smoothly from start to finish— Frank Greaney (@FrankGreaney) October 2, 2023
When issues are dealt with in advance, it reduces the number of times a jury has to be sent away for legal argument.
Mr Puska's trial will be mentioned again at 2pm.