A 29-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy and is due to appear in court.

Gardaí said the man, who is being detained at Roxboro Road Garda Station in Limerick, will appear in the district court following consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A second man, aged 18, who was detained at Henry Street Garda Station, has been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Mr Sheehy, a promising 20-year-old boxer, died after he was struck by a vehicle as he walked on the footpath on Hyde Road, close to Limerick city centre, at around 4.40am yesterday morning.

Another person who was with Mr Sheehy was injured and was treated in hospital.