Fr Martin Magill’s powerful address at the funeral of Lyra McKee

You can read all of Father Magill’s speech here

Key part of the address

Since Thursday night we have seen the coming together of many people in various places and the unifying of the community against violence. I commend our political leaders for standing together in Creggan on Good Friday. I am however left with a question: ‘Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29 year old woman with her whole life in front of her to get us to this point?’

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