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by Martina Nee
The parents of murdered Swiss student Manuela Riedo are to travel to Galway for a fundraising concert in her memory next month.
Since October 2007 Galway has suddenly lost that safe and secure feeling that it once held in such esteem. The vicious death of 17-year-old Swiss language student Manuela Riedo , whose body was discovered on wasteland at Lough Atalia on October 8, changed Galway city and its surrounding areas.
There is nobody in this city or county who is not horrified by the senseless killing of young Kieran Cunningham just 100 yards from this office in the early hours of yesterday morning. Shocked by the needless rubbing out of the life of a man who by all accounts was a decent sort. His colleagues in Hughes Supermarket in Claregalway where he had worked on the deli counter for the past 18 months were shocked to the core at the news of his death and were sincere in their praise of him.
A hearing date has been set for the man who is accused of assaulting two gardai, a woman and a juvenile.
It is a week 30 years ago this week that should stand out as the most endearing image of Galway. On that day, the eyes of the country, if not the world, were on Galway for all the right reasons. It seemed that the youth of Ireland were all attracted here. The event at Ballybrit was a magnet, the pulling powers of which have managed to stay active for the three decades since. Go west, young people, seemed to be the message and this message resonated around the country and around the world.