Date Published: 15-Oct-2007
This evening marks the one week anniversary of the vicious murder in Renmore of language student Manuela Riedo from Switzerland.
With this in mind Gardaí are anxious to make a breakthrough in the hunt for the killer of the 17 year old.
Gardaí are continuing to piece together Manuela’s last movements and say a text she sent to her mother shortly after she was last seen is proving helpful.
Speaking to Galway Bay Fm news senior Garda sources say, that contrary to weekend newspaper reports there has not been any major DNA breakthrough in the investigation.
They also say that it is difficult to say if there is any link between Manuela’s brutal killing and a number of other alleged sexual assaults in the city.
Garda chiefs add while no major breakthough has yet been made they feel the seven day investigation is progressing satisfactorily.
It’s now thought Manuela Riedo’s funeral will take place in her home town in Switzerland on Thursday.
A member of staff from Galway Language Centre at Mill Street, where Manuela had registered for her two week English 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 of Condolences to open is in Galway Cathedral and at Joyce’s supermarket in Knocknacarra.
This morning Galway West Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy Eames called on Galway City Council to open a book a condolences at official city level.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.