Thursday 29 September 2016

Proposal for permanent memorial to slain Karen

Published 11/04/2016 | 02:30

Karen Buckley was murdered in Scotland Photo: Crown Office/PA Wire
Karen Buckley was murdered in Scotland Photo: Crown Office/PA Wire

Irish and Scottish authorities are in discussion over a permanent memorial to Irish nurse Karen Buckley (24) who was brutally murdered in Scotland.

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The revelation came as ceremonies will this week mark the first anniversary of the Cork student's killing in Glasgow on April 12 by Alexander Pacteau.

The Buckley family will hold a special anniversary Mass for Karen in her native Mourneabbey in north Cork on Friday while Glasgow will also stage a special memorial for the young student whose killing shocked the country.

The Cork ceremony coincides with the exact date Glasgow police confirmed they had recovered Karen's body on a farm four days after her disappearance.

Friends of Karen's, coupled with University of Limerick and Glasgow Caledonian University, are discussing the best way to commemorate the young woman with a permanent memorial.

One suggestion is for a scholarship in Karen's name.

Irish Independent

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