Lyra McKee was a journalist from Northern Ireland. On 18 April 2019, she was fatally shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry, aged 29.
The panicked phone call that began, “Lyra’s been hit in the head… the police have taken her to the hospital…” late on April 18, 2019, threw my family into a nightmarish reality from which we cannot awake. Three years have passed since the murder of our youngest sister, Lyra McKee, yet the excruciating pain of our great loss remains the same.
A parade in Londonderry on Monday organised by a dissident republican group has had conditions placed upon it due to it taking place on the third anniversary of the murder of Lyra McKee.
The downgrading of the terror alert in Northern Ireland from ‘severe’ to ‘substantial’ was not only expected but arguably well overdue given how little a threat the current dissident republican groups pose.
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