Manuela Riedo’s parents, Arlette and Hans-Pieter, in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the news of their 17-year-old daughter’s death was broken to Arlette and Hans-Pieter Riedo on October 9th, 2007, it was every parent’s worst nigh(...)

Currently only people aged 14 and older can avail of support, examination and treatment at adult sexual assault and treatment units. Photograph: Thinkstock

Four medical experts with the State’s only 24-hour treatment service for young victims of sexual assault have withdrawn their services after a breakdo(...)

Dr Joanne Nelson: ‘Child victims of sexual assault in Ireland deserve better.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The State’s only 24-hour treatment service for children and adolescents who have been sexually assaulted has been forced to close following a breakdow(...)

The Manuela Riedo Foundation Ireland, named in memory of the Swiss teenager murdered in Galway in 2007, has  announced its best fundraising year to date. Photograph: Manuela Riedo Foundation  website

Galway is still the only city in the State to offer both 24-hour treatment and crisis support for children who have been sexually abused. (...)

A locket worn by Arlette Riedo mother of Swiss student Manuela Riedo who was murdered in Ireland in 2007. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

“This is like a bridge to get us through the hard times.” The words of Hans Peter, father of murdered Swiss teenager Manuela Riedo, in Galway yesterda(...)

Paediatrician Dr Joanne Nelson: she helped set up a 24-hour treatment service for children who have been sexually abused in Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway has become the first city in the State to offer a 24-hour treatment service for children who have been sexually abused – and aims to become the(...)

Six years after Swiss student Manuela Riedo was murdered in Galway, several hundred balloons were released today in her memory and as a mark of solida(...)