Kilkenny stabbing victim to be buried today

The funeral of Mairead Moran will get underway in Kilkenny at 2pm this afternoon.

The 26-year-old died last Thursday evening after being fatally stabbed at her workplace in The Market Cross Shopping centre.

Hundreds of mourners are expected to arrive St Eoghan's Church in Kilmoganny Co. Kilkenny, this afternoon for the funeral mass.

27-year-old Shane Smyth of McGuinness House, Evans Lane, Kilkenny City appeared in court on Saturday charged with her murder.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill district court this Friday.

Fr Nicholas Flavin, Parish Priest at St Eoghan's who will deliver the requiem mass this afternoon, says Mairead was very popular within the community.

In the meantime Judge Eamon O' Brien has ordered that Mr Smyth undergo a full medical and psychiatric assessment.

Mairead will be laid to rest at Kilmoganny cemetery this afternoon and is survived by her parents Pete and Margo and sisters Collette and Michelle.

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