Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Irish publican sets up Manuela Riedo foundation

An Irish publican is setting up a new foundation in honour of Swiss teenager Manuela Riedo, who was murdered in Galway in October 2007.

The 17-year-old was killed just three days after arriving in the city to study English.

Twenty-nine-year-old Gerald Barry was found guilty of her murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Dubliner Brendan McGuinness has now set up a foundation in her honour to support other rape victims and educate young people about the dangers of walking alone at night.

Mr McGuinness, who has been running a bar in the Swiss city of Basel for the past three years, says he was inspired to set it up while following the details of Mr Brady's trial.