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Thursday 19 October 2017

Proposal for permanent memorial to slain Karen

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

Ralph Riegel

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

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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