Gardaí believe the fatal stabbing of Willie Lynch (35) on December 30 was triggered by a trivial dispute over Christmas spending.
The well-known pool and darts player was found with serious stab wounds at his home on the main street of Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, at 5pm on Saturday.
Despite desperate efforts by paramedics, Mr Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gardaí later sealed off four areas as potential crime scenes – William Lynch’s blood-stained home, a local supermarket and two other Pallaskenry properties.
Several areas were examined for what were understood to be blood spatters.
The 29-year-old man will appear before Newcastlewest District Court at 10.30am on Tuesday, January, 2, 2018.