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Lyra McKee gave hope to those who felt they had no future—now, we owe it to her to make this place better

Journalist Lyra McKee, who has been killed in the Creggan Estate in Derry, fought to make Northern Ireland a better place—and saw the potential for change in everyone, no matter where they came from

By Stephen Donnan-Dalzell  

Journalist Lyra McKee died last night after violence in Derry. Stephen Donnan remembers her. Photo: PA

This is not an article I ever thought I would write. Not in a hundred years would I have believed this is something I would ever need to talk about.

Last night, the journalist and activist Lyra McKee was killed in the Creggan Estate in Derry. I think I speak for many when I say that we are stunned; that we are devastated at the senseless and tragic death of a young woman,…

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