Book of condolence to open in Cork City Hall for murdered journalist Lyra McKee

Book of condolence to open in Cork City Hall for murdered journalist Lyra McKee
Journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead in Derry as she was covering rioting in the city.

The Lord Mayor of Cork will open a Book of Condolence for journalist Lyra McKee in Cork City Hall Lyra McKee at 3pm today.

Cork's First Citizen, Cllr Mick Finn said her death in Derry was an awful waste of a young life.

“Lyra McKee was doing her job and was killed in a gun battle on the streets of Derry by people who represent nobody. It was an awful waste of a young life. I join with everybody else in condemning such mindless violence and offer my sympathies to Lyra’s partner, family and friend."

"We really don’t want to go back to this in the North: it’s up the political leaders to actually lead.” 

 Members of the public are invited to come to City Hall to sign the Book of Condolence during regular office hours.

The Book of Condolence will remain open in The Atrium of City Hall until May 7.

Lyra McKee's funeral takes place in Belfast at 1pm today and a vigil in her honour will take place at that time in Daunt Square. 

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