Lyra McKee’s partner leads rainbow rally demanding same-sex marriage in NI

Sara Canning told the crowd outside City Hall a law change would be a ‘win’ for everyone.

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'We’ve lost a journalist with very special qualities' - Lyra McKee honoured with posthumous award

Lyra McKee has been honoured with a special award for outstanding commitment and contribution to journalism.

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Lyra McKee's partner calls for legalisation of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

Sara Canning will address a rally calling for change in Northern Ireland at Belfast City Hall tomorrow.

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George Mitchell: Redouble efforts to avoid return to violence in Northern Ireland

The Good Friday Agreement negotiator said the need is particularly acute because of the legacy of the 30-year conflict.

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Judge refuses bail for men charged with rioting on night journalist was killed

The two men, who were arrested on Thursday, appeared together in front of District Judge Barney Mcelholm.

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Lyra McKee murder probe: Two charged with riot and petrol bomb offences

Two men have been charged with riot and petrol bomb offences, as part of the investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

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Lyra McKee’s sister urges killers to hand themselves in

Ms McKee was shot dead while watching disturbances in Derry last month.

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Four arrested in connection with murder of Lyra McKee

Detectives from the PSNI investigating the murder of Lyra Mckee last month have arrested four people.

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Lyra's killers 'no better than paedophiles', says her partner

Lyra McKee's partner has said that those who killed the woman she was going to marry are "no better than paedophiles".

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Lyra McKee's partner challenges Theresa May on same-sex marriage legislation

Sara Canning detailed the exchange with Theresa May as plans for a major rally in support of a law change were announced.

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Lyra McKee detectives search Saoradh offices

They seized items during an operation in Derry but there were no arrests. The journalist bystander was shot dead during rioting last month.

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Mural tribute to murdered journalist Lyra McKee appears in Belfast

Dublin artist Emma Blake painted the image alongside the words of a powerful letter Ms McKee wrote to her 14-year-old self.

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Dissident republican Gary Donnelly tops poll in area where Lyra McKee was murdered

His re-election came as Lyra McKee, who was shot dead during disturbances in Derry, was remembered during a May Day parade in Belfast.

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Lyra McKee remembered at Belfast May Day parade

Ms McKee was shot dead during disturbances in Derry last month.

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Addressing the poverty which served as the backdrop to her death would be a fitting tribute to Lyra McKee

Filling political vacuums, more talks at Stormont and calls for security crack-downs are all well and good but the most fitting tribute to the late Lyra McKee would be finally dealing with the underlying causes of her death, suggests Dolan O’Hagan.

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Pro-IRA graffiti at Lyra McKee murder scene warns ‘informers will be executed’

The slogans appeared this morning in the Creggan area of Derry, metres from where the journalist was shot.

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PSNI investigating Lyra McKee murder offering anonymity to witnesses

Police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry have said witnesses will be offered anonymity if they are called to give evidence in court.

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Lyra McKee’s family thanks public for support following murder

The journalist was shot dead by dissident republicans in Derry.

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How some of Northern Ireland's 'agreement generation' are drawn into paramilitary groups

Some of those who've grown up after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement are drawn into paramilitary groups due to a lack of power, protection and belonging.

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Mary McAleese: 'Do I think Lyra's death will change anything? Probably not'

Mary McAleese has criticised groups in the North for sticking to their "red lines" while asking others to give up theirs.

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Standing ovation at Lyra McKee funeral shows urge for leaders to act – priest

The British and Irish governments have since confirmed a new round of political talks aimed at re-establishing devolved powersharing.

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‘Be inspired by Lyra’ in Stormont negotiations

Politicians have been urged to take inspiration from Lyra McKee ahead of fresh talks to restore power sharing at Stormont.

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I wish I’d had the privilege of knowing Lyra McKee

Several years ago, I used to hear this familiar word being used in a foreign sense. The people in my vicinity would take this well-known word to describe others who were acting in a high-brow way, but in a high-brow moral way. The word sounded complimentary to me, but it was clear they were using it in a disparaging tone.

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Unfortunately, the threat from militant republicans is here to stay

The so-called New IRA which admitted killing journalist and activist Lyra McKee during a night of riots in Derry’s Creggan estate may have announced its formation in July 2012, but its origins stretch back five years earlier, writes Dieter Reinisch

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New IRA ‘will be unaffected’ by murder on Derry street

The shooting dead of Lyra McKee by the New IRA will not affect their actions “in any way”, a leading historian and republican researcher has said.

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Paschal Donohoe: Lyra McKee murder should be 'solemn reminder' of need for Northern Ireland Assembly

The murder of Lyra McKee should be a "solemn reminder" of the need for an Assembly in Northern Ireland the Finance Minister has said.

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Police investigating murder of Lyra McKee release footage of suspected gunman

The PSNI has made a fresh appeal for information as part of their investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Co Derry.

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Social media accounts for dissident republican group suspended

Facebook and Twitter have removed the profiles of the Derry-based faction of Saoradh.

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New talks aim to break North impasse

Talks to break the political impasse in the North are set to reconvene in the next fortnight amid mounting public pressure.

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Readers' Blog: Fragility of peace

Tragically, the murder of young journalist and LGBT activist Lyra McKee may yet prove to be a watershed. It underlines the fragility of peace and the urgency for politicians on all sides to seize the initiative from those who have nothing to offer but despair and division.

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Northern Ireland powersharing talks expected to take step forward

An announcement is expected in Belfast from Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

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McDonald: Stormont issues could be 'sorted in one hour' if there was political will

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that if there was the political will the issues that led to the fall of the Stormont Assembly could be “sorted out in one hour.”

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£10,000 reward offered for information about Lyra McKee murder

A £10,000 sterling reward has been offered for information about the murder of Lyra McKee.

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McDonald and Foster 'ready' for restored Assembly following challenge at Lyra McKee funeral

Fr Magill challenged the politicians in attendance to use the tragic death of Ms McKee to "be the catalyst needed for parties to start talking".

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‘Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get us to this point?’

The spontaneous applause was echoing around the vaulted Cathedral and mourners were on their feet before the full sentence had even been uttered.

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Evidence to bring Lyra’s killers to justice is out there, says police chief

Chief Constable George Hamilton urged those with information to come forward.

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'The most powerful 80 seconds you'll ever watch': Fr Magill challenges politicians at Lyra's funeral

Parish Priest at St John's Parish, Belfast, Father Martin J Magill commended 'the unification of our political leaders, for standing together in Creggan, on Good Friday" at Lyra McKee's funeral in Belfast today."

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#WeStandWithLyra: Journalists hold vigils in honour of Lyra McKee

Across the UK, Ireland and beyond, journalists were standing in tribute during the murdered reporter’s funeral.

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'Lyra was a person who broke down barriers and reached across boundaries'

A large security presence is surrounding St. Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, where the funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee is taking place.

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May Lyra McKee's murder be the doorway to a new beginning: Read priest's funeral tribute in full

This is the full and unedited address by Father Martin Magill at the funeral of Lyra Catherine McKee in St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast this afternoon.

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Twitter suspends account of dissident republican group Saoradh

Twitter has suspended the account of dissident republican group Saoradh in the wake of the killing of Lyra McKee.

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NUJ: Politicians in the North need to step up or there will be other victims

The Irish secretary of the National Union of Journalists, Seamus Dooley, says the political leaders in Northern Ireland now need to step up to the plate or there will be other victims in the future.

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Taoiseach, President and UK PM to attend funeral of Lyra McKee in Belfast

Lyra McKee will be laid to rest in Carnmoney cemetery after a service at St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast.

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O'Neill: Lyra's killers have 'no popular support from the people'

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill says that the people who killed journalist Lyra McKee in Derry last Thursday night are “no politicians, they have no strategy, no popular support from the people.”

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Derry priest warns of attempts to use young people to bring violence back to streets in the North

A priest from the Creggan area in Derry who comforted the partner and family of murdered journalist Lyra McKee in Altnagelvin Hospital on the night she was shot has told of his concern at attempts to use young people “to bring violence back to the streets.”

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Reader's Blog: Lyra McKee killing brings back the dark days

The killing of Lyra McKee in Derry last week was reminiscent of the 1970s and 1980s, when riots were commonplace.

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Confronting a violent minority: We must turn outrage into real action

One of the consequences of the murder of Lyra McKee, who will be buried today, in Derry last week is the sobering reminder that an enduring evil festers barely beneath the surface of this society.

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Lyra McKee’s family grieving loss of ‘gentle innocent soul’

The journalist died as a result of injuries sustained when she was shot on the Creggan estate.

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Lyra honoured with prolonged applause at vigil

The death of a journalist doing their job should not be marked with silence and so Lyra McKee was honoured with prolonged applause and cheers.

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Hundreds attend Lyra McKee vigil in Dublin

The 29-year-old journalist was fatally shot in Derry on Thursday during a riot in the Creggan area of the city.

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Woman arrested by detectives investigating Lyra McKee murder released unconditionally

The 57-year-old woman arrested this morning by detectives investigating the murder of Lyra McKee has been released unconditionally.

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Coveney meets NI political representatives after Lyra McKee’s death

Simon Coveney travelled to Northern Ireland to discuss the current impasse in Stormont in light of the death of activist and journalist Lyra McKee.

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Mother who lost son to violence will stand in solidarity with Lyra McKee's family

Joan Deane can empathise with the family and partner of Lyra McKee.

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More than 140 people contact police with information on Lyra McKee murder

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, the lead detective in the investigation, this evening hailed the "massive public positive response".

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Lyra McKee's friends protest outside dissident republican group’s office

They left red handprints on the walls of Junior McDaid House in Derry.

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'A new breed of terrorist in the North': Detective hunting Lyra McKee’s killers voices fears

A new breed of terrorist is coming through the ranks in Northern Ireland, the detective leading the hunt for Lyra McKee’s killers said.

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Call to restore powersharing as pair held over Lyra McKee murder are released

A gunman aiming to kill police hit Miss McKee after firing indiscriminately during disturbances in the Creggan estate.

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Reader's Blog: McKee killing shows little has changed since 1981

In a callous and reckless act of indiscriminate violence, the New IRA murdered Lyra McKee. Their victim was a respected and courageous journalist, whose untimely death, at the age of 29, is a huge personal loss to her family and friends, and to her journalistic colleagues.

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Two men arrested in connection with Lyra McKee murder released without charge

The men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested by PSNI detectives yesterday morning under the Terrorism Act.

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Dissident republicans who killed Lyra McKee urged to disband

A demonstration by republicans who embrace the peace process said their violent dissident counterparts were caught in a futile and antiquated time warp.

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