Friday, 23 August, 2019

Northern Ireland Leaders Urge Calm as Police Arrest Two Over Journalist’s Killing

Our hopes and dreams have been snuffed out Partner of Lyra McKeeLyra McKee's partner Sarah speaking at today's rally Our hopes and dreams have been snuffed out Partner of Lyra McKeeLyra McKee's partner Sarah speaking at today's rally
Deanna Wagner | 22 April, 2019, 12:26

The statement said: "We want to express our condemnation in the strongest terms possible at the murder of journalist Lyra McKee".

Two males, aged 18 and 19, arrested by Detectives investigating the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry on Thursday night have been released without charge.

Saoradh, translating to liberation in Irish, is a grouping which has the support of the dissident republican group the New IRA.

"They have no support in the community, must be brought to justice and should disband immediately".

In an emotional speech, Canning said McKee's murder left her "without the love of my life, ' and Northern Ireland's LGBTI community 'without a tireless advocate and activist".

Bishop McKeown told the BBC's Sunday Sequence that people in the Creggan estate were "disgusted at what happened".

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Flowers and a candle are left at the exact spot where 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland April 20, 2019.

Mr Murphy conceded there remains fear of reprisals from the shadowy gunmen for giving information to police.

Her death, which follows a large auto bomb in the city in January, raised fears that small marginalized militant groups are trying to exploit political tensions caused by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley was among those signing a book of condolence opened at the city's Guildhall, describing her death as a "tragic loss" of one with such potential.

Police described the shooting as a "terrorist incident" and believe the violence was orchestrated in response to an earlier search by officers aimed at averting imminent trouble associated with this week's anniversay of Easter Rising.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May following the killing of the young journalist urging for talks to start this week to restore powersharing.