Date Published: 14-Oct-2007
It’s now thought that the funeral of murdered language student Manuela Riedo will take place in her home town in Switzerland on Thursday
The body of the 17 year murdered in Renmore last Monday was to have been flown home yesterday, but paperwork and procedures delayed this to tomorrow or Tuesday
Maneula was an only child and her parents have so far been too distraught to travel to Ireland, so it’s understood a Swiss Embassy official will accompany her body home
A member of staff from Galway Language Centre at Mill Street, where Manuela had registered for her two week course, will attend the removal at Hinterkappelan, near Berne, on Thursday
He will present Manuela’s mother Arlette and her father Hans, with the books of condolence which have been signed in Galway
The latest book to open is in Galway Cathedral, and large numbers of Galway people distraught by the sad death of the young girl have been signing it
Meanwhile, six days into the investigation into the vicious murder Gardaí are continuing to piece together her last movements in an effort to find her killer
Speaking to Galway Bay Fm news senior Garda sources say, that contrary to some reports there has not been any major DNA breakthrough in the investigation.
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.