The trial of a man accused of murdering a Co Galway pensioner will go ahead at the Central Criminal Court next year.
55-year old Michael Scott from Gortanumera, Portumna is charged with the murder of Chrissie Treacy, also from Portumna, on April 27th, 2018.
The 75-year old was found dead at her farm, where she lived alone.
At the time of his arrest, Michael Scott denied murdering Ms Treacy, and said it was a genuine accident.
Last January Mr Scott's trial - along with other murder trials listed to begin before the Central Criminal Court, was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions, as the courts stopped swearing-in juries to hear trials.
At a brief hearing yesterday, Mr Justice Michael White fixed January 11th 2022 for the trial.