Australian mayor says Jill Meagher memorial planned for Melbourne

Tuesday 13 August 2013 23.11
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Oscar Yildiz spoke in Drogheda today where he met members of Ms Meagher's family
Oscar Yildiz spoke in Drogheda today where he met members of Ms Meagher's family
Jill Meagher was murdered as she walked home
Jill Meagher was murdered as she walked home
Over 30,000 people took part in a rally in Brunswick after Ms Meagher's murder last year
Over 30,000 people took part in a rally in Brunswick after Ms Meagher's murder last year

The mayor of Moreland in Melbourne, where Irishwoman Jill Meagher was murdered, has said there are plans to erect a memorial to her in the city.

Mayor of Moreland Oscar Yildiz has travelled to Co Louth to convey the condolences of the people of his area to the people of Ms Meagher's hometown of Drogheda.

He said his city council is open to creating a memorial to remember Ms Meagher and other victims of violent crime.

Mr Yildiz also met extended members of the McKeon and Meagher families, including the parents of Jill's husband, Tom Meagher.

Mr Yildiz and Mayor of Drogheda Richie Culhane are also beginning talks to twin the town of Drogheda with Moreland.

Last September over 30,000 people took part in a rally in Brunswick, after Ms Meagher, 29, was raped and murdered by a convicted rapist as she walked the short distance home.

As the first anniversary of her death approaches, the people of the Melbourne district where she lived are planning a second rally, with similar numbers expected to attend.