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Saoradh chairman calls on New IRA to apologise for murder of Lyra McKee

Saoradh chairman Brian Kenna: Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker, Belfast
Saoradh chairman Brian Kenna: Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker, Belfast
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture Mal McCann
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019Saoradh chairman Brian Kenna and Dee Fennell: Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture Mal McCann
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture Mal McCann
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture Mal McCann
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture Mal McCann
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture Mal McCann
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture Mal McCann
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 Saoradh national excutive member Dee Fennell: Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast

The chairman of dissident republican group Saoradh has called on the New IRA to apologise for the murder of Lyra McKee.

Brian Kenna was speaking as Saoradh held its Easter Monday commemoration march in west Belfast.

Up to 200 members and supporters of Saoradh took part in the event.

A similar march to be held in Londonderry on Monday was called off following the murder of Ms McKee.

Mr Kenna called for the New IRA to apologise for the murder during a speech he delivered at Milltown Cemetery.

"The death of Lyra McKee is difficult time for family and all republicans. The IRA needs to take responsibility and apologise," he said.

Ms McKee was killed during a night of rioting in the Creggan area on Thursday.

She was shot dead when a gunman opened fire on police.

Police have said that they believe dissident republican group the New IRA were behind the attack.

Saoradh is widely believed to be the political wing of the New IRA.

Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture: Pacemaker Belfast
Saoradh hold their annual Easter commemoration in Milltown Cemetery, west Belfast Picture: Pacemaker Belfast

Two teenagers arrested in connection with the murder of Ms McKee have been released without charge.

Ms McKee's funeral will take place at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast on Wednesday at 1pm.

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