Belfast Telegraph

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.


From Belfast Telegraph