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Students to remember murdered girl

I am writing to you on behalf of Mount Mercy College girls’ school in Cork about the murder of Mariora Rostas and the lack of disgust and uproar after her gruesome treatment and death under Ireland’s gangland criminals.

The mere fact that her rapist and killer thought that no one would miss her simply because of her social status and nationality is disgraceful.

However, the fact that there was a lack of remembrance and empathy for this girl who suffered from our own country’s crime activity is even more shocking.

The fifth-year students of Mount Mercy College want to do something about this. However, we do not want to get angry but instead get passionate.

This young girl suffered enough rage in her life so we believe there is no need to be angry for her.

Her abusers could take away her innocence, her rights and her dignity, but they cannot take away her name.

All we want to do is for our school to remember her name and know that Mariora has suffered, but she can suffer no more.

Today we plan to hold a remembrance day for Mariora Rostas. The fifth year students will dress in white to represent the innocence that was taken from her.

We will also present some dramatic pieces around the school in which her name is repeated over and over.

We will also have a book for students to sign to show their condolences.

We will also make her name seen by spelling it out on our hockey pitch by laying down in the formation of the letters of her name.

These activities do not revolve around money but just simply remembering her name.

We plan to plant a tree in her honour later this year because this way Mariora Rostas will never be forgotten by the students of Mount Mercy College.

Cara O’Mahony

The Women’s Justice Union of Mount Mercy College

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