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NUJ extends sympathy to McKee family

Lyra McKee with her mother Joan  -  © private

11 March 2020

The NUJ has sent a message of sympathy to the McKee family on the death of Lyra’s mother Joan.

Joan died in hospital last night, just weeks before the first anniversary of Lyra’s death.

Séamus Dooley, NUJ assistant general secretary conveyed the union’s sympathy to the family:

“Joan was heart-broken by the death of Lyra. Those who met her following Lyra’s killing were struck by Joan’s enormous sense of love and loss. She was immensely proud of her daughter. Grief took a heavy toll on Joan, no one should ever again have to suffer such grief and pain. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.”

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