Date Published: 18-Oct-2007
Gardai in Galway have arrested three people in connection with the murder of 17 year-old Swiss Student Manuela Riedo.
Two men and one woman were arrested as part of a planned search of houses in Galway City and Salthill in a dawn operation this morning.
The body of 17-year-old Manuela Reido was found dumped on waste land near Lough Attalia last week.
A post-mortem examination revealed that she had been strangled – just two days after she arrived in this country.
Shortly after 7 o’clock this morning Gardai launched planned searches of premises in Galway City and Salthill.
They arrested a man in his late twenties in connection with the murder of the Swiss teenager.
He’s being held at Galway Garda Station at Millstreet under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Another man and woman were arrested for witholding information in relation to the investigation.
The woman is being detained at Gort Garda station, while the second man is also being detained at Millstreet Garda station in the city.
All three are from the Galway City area.
They can be held for up to 24 hours before they’re released or charged.
The news comes as Manuela’s funeral gets underway in Switzerland later.
Galway city mayor Tom Costelloe and city manager Joe McGrath will attend to represent the people of Galway.
Visiting restrictions lifted at UHG following vomiting bug outbreak
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Visiting restrictions have been lifted at University Hospital Galway following an outbreak of the winter vomiting virus.
The restrictions had been in place on impacted wards since April 22nd.
Ann Cosgrove, General Manager at Galway University Hospitals says visiting restrictions are now being lifted as the outbreak is considered to be over.
However she warns that there are signs that the Winter Vomiting Virus is still active in the community.
Two men before courts over county grow houses
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Two Asian men have appeared in court for sentence in connection with the discovery of cannabis "grow houses" in Tuam and Loughrea last year.
They appeared before Galway Circuit court.
Vietnamese national, 48 year old Hai Fam pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Court to the possession and cultivation of 189 cannabis plants worth €151,000 at a dormer bungalow at Raheen Oughter, Loughrea on August 28 last year.
In a separate case, Malaysian national, 34 year old Lim Chun Wan, pleaded guilty to the cultivation of 360 cannabis plants worth €288,000 at another rurally located house at Riverview, Corbally, Tuam on June 2 last year.
Judge Rory McCabe said an appropriate sentence in Hai Fam’s case was five years.
He put a stay on the order until next Wednesday to give the accused time to prove his travel arrangements.
He sentenced Lim Chun Wan to seven years in prison, given the greater value of plants found in his care.
He directed the remainder of the men’s sentences be suspended on their leaving this jurisdiction and warned them that if they ever returned to Ireland they would serve the balance of their sentence.
City arthouse cinema granted 200 thousand euro
Date Published: 14-May-2013
Galway City Council has agreed to provide 200 thousand euro in funding to the Art House cinema project.
It’s being termed as a final allocation, to be donated over four years, and is subject to the project securing further finance from the Western Development Commission.
The decision was made at last evening’s city council meeting where representatives of Solas explained how they are attempting to bridge a shortfall in funding to bring the building to completion.
The City Council acquired the site for the Art House Cinema on Merchants Road at a cost of 1.8 million euro, and donated it by way of long term lease.
Construction has been plagued with difficulties, however it’s now hoped the building will be completed this Autumn, and could be open by early 2014.