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Maria Cahill at Saint Mary's College on the Falls Road where Maria was speaking at a  Feile na Phobail organized event about being abused as a child.
Picture Mark McCormick 31/07/2015

Farewell to my fearless granny who showed up Bobby Storey

Mairia Cahill


Mairia Cahill buried her grandmother last week, but was disgusted by the political circus at another Belfast funeral

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Mairia Cahill and her late grandmother, Nora

Mairia Cahill and her late grandmother, Nora

Mairia Cahill and her late grandmother, Nora

Last week we buried my Granny Nora. She was a constant in my life; much loved, and will be deeply missed. She was a lovely woman, born in Cork in 1928 and later moved to Belfast, though she never forgot her roots. Although not tall in stature, barely reaching 5ft, she was a giant of a woman.

A man who stood six feet four, but who was low on morals, also died last week - the former IRA leader Bobby Storey.

Their paths crossed on one occasion a few years ago when my rape case was still in the court system. I regularly took my granny shopping, and we were in a west Belfast supermarket.