The Times view on the killing of Lyra McKee: Easter Uprising - News Summed Up

The Times view on the killing of Lyra McKee: Easter Uprising


The killing of a young award-winning journalist during a riot in Londonderry was an act of random brutality that has been widely condemned by all political groups on both sides of the Irish border. In a joint statement, the Democratic Unionists, Sinn Fein and other parties called the murder of Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old Catholic, an attack on the peace process, a “pointless and futile” attempt to destroy progress over the past 20 years. Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, called the shooting an “act of fear, hate and cowardice”. Much has changed in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement. A generation has grown up with little time for the sectarian bigotry that dominated politics in the province for…


Source: The Times April 19, 2019 23:26 UTC



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