The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that 24-year-old Andy Cash, charged with the murder of his two sisters and brother in Tallaght in Dublin, is to face trial on indictment.
18-year-old Lisa Cash, and her eight-year-old twin brother and sister, Christy and Chelsea Cawley, died after they were attacked and stabbed at their family home in the early hours of September 4th.
Gardaí from Tallaght station, supported by armed detectives and members of an armed support unit, responded to the incident in Rossfield Avenue, in the Brookfield area.
During a stand-off, officers used non-lethal devices to arrest the man.
They charged Andy Cash, also from Rossfield Avenue, with the three murders, and he was remanded in custody at a special sitting of the district court on September 5th.
An order was made for him to have a psychological assessment in prison.
He appeared again at Cloverhill District Court today via video link.
The court heard the DPP had directed trial on indictment in the Central Criminal Court.
The judge remanded him in continuing custody pending the preparation of a book of evidence.
He will appear again at the district court on December 22nd.