Tributes to Kate Moran
Tributes have been paid to Galway camogie player Kate Moran, who tragically died in a 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.
Coveney at UN
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has urged the UN Security Council to do all it can to secure an urgent peace in Ukraine, amid an all-out Russia offensive in the Donbas region.
Mr Coveney accused Russian forces of showing an “utter disregard” for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians.
He also spoke in New York about the horrors he witnessed during a recent visit to the town of Bucha. Mr Coveney described the scenes he witnessed as “profoundly shocking”.
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.
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.