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Lyra McKee: New IRA claims responsibility for journalist’s murder

The New IRA has claimed responsibility for the murder of LGBT+ rights activist and journalist Lyra McKee. The gay journalist was shot dead last Thursday night while reporting at the scene of riots in Derry, Northern Ireland. The group claimed responsibility for the murder in a statement released to The Irish News last night. The statement read: “On Thursday night following an incursion on the Creggan by heavily armed British crown forces which provoked rioting, the IRA deployed our volunteers to engage. “We have instructed our volunteers to take the utmost care in...
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Lyra McKee murder: 140 people contact police with information

More than 140 people have contacted police in Northern Ireland with information about the murder of gay journalist Lyra McKee. McKee, who was 29-years-old, was shot dead last Thursday night while reporting at the scene of riots in Derry. The murder is being treated as a terrorist incident with the New IRA believed to be responsible. Police said in a statement released today that there has been “a massive public response” to the investigation. Police urge people to with information to ‘please come forward’ “This was an attack on the...
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Gay journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland riots

Gay journalist and author Lyra McKee was shot dead last night (April 18) while reporting at the scene of riots that broke out in Derry, Northern Ireland. The acclaimed journalist from Belfast was just 29-years-old and had recently signed a two-book deal with publisher Faber & Faber. They are set to publish her book The Lost Boys next year. The Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a murder investigation and labelled her death a terrorist incident after McKee was killed in the Fanad Drive area of Creggan in Derry last...
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