Video: Kate Moran remembered as ‘brilliant’ camogie player; Boxing firm MTK Global folds

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Vigil for camogie player Kate Moran

A vigil will be held in Athenry, Co Galway this evening in memory of camogie player Kate Moran, who died yesterday just days before she was due to celebrate her 21st birthday.

Tributes have been paid to Moran after she tragically died from a head injury sustained during a GAA match earlier this week.

Fianna Fáil councillor Albert Dolan described her as a bubbly young woman who was talented at everything she pursued.

GAA commentator Marty Morrissey told RTÉ's Morning Ireland that the people of Galway were united in grief following Kate's death. "Our deepest sympathies goes to the family of Kate Moran. Mary and Cathal are steeped in hurling," he said.

Kinahan-founded boxing firm ceases operations

MTK Global, the boxing company founded by Daniel Kinahan, has announced it is ceasing operations a week after US authorities confirmed sanctions against the alleged crime boss.

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The company, which had listed boxers including Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders among its fighters, was co-founded by Kinahan in 2012.

Last week alleged cartel boss Kinahan was hit with sanctions by the US government for his involvement in the Kinahan crime gang, and a $5 million (€4.6 million) reward was offered by US officials for information on the group leading to the arrest and conviction of its leaders.

Investment in Cork public transport

Details of a plan to invest €600 million in Cork public transport have been announced by the National Transport Authority.

The proposed plan, if implemented, will feature 75km of new dedicated bus lanes across 12 sustainable transport corridors to the north, south and west of Cork city.

The investment will also see 54km of new cycling and walking infrastructure.

Dublin Airport queues

The DAA has ruled out a suggestion by Limerick Chamber that certain flights could be moved from Dublin Airport to regional airports to assist with delays caused by a lack of security staff.

Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast, DAA spokesman Graeme McQueen said Dublin Airport has seen “great progress” in recent weeks, with queue times not reaching any longer than 40 minutes over the Easter break.

The DAA is now advising passengers to arrive at Dublin Airport no more than an hour and a half before a short-haul flight, or no earlier than 6am if their flight is at or after 8.30am.

Micheala McAreavey investigation

A former hotel worker acquitted of the murder of Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey has been charged in connection with the case in Mauritius.

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Sandeep Mooneea had been taken in for questioning by officers investigating the case on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, police said he had been provisionally charged with “conspiracy” and was due to appear in court.

Mrs McAreavey (27) was strangled in her room at the Legends Hotel in Mauritius on January 10th, 2011.

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