The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Alderman Mary Hamilton and Mr. Patsy McGonagle, have condemned last night’s murder of journalist Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of the city.
The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good, has expressed outrage over the murder of 29-year-old journalist, Lisa McKee, in Creggan last night but said loss of life as a result of the actions of violent republicans in the city was not 'entirely unforseeable'.
A republican group hat had planned mounting an unauthorised Easter Rising commemoration in Creggan on Monday has cancelled the event following the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee on Thursday night.
The hardline republican group Saoradh has issued a statement claiming that a 'Republican Volunteer' accidentally shot dead 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee while trying to 'defend people from the PSNI/RUC' on Thursday night.
The third most powerful politician in the United States, Nancy Pelosi, paid tribute to John Hume and the late Martin McGuinness in an address to the Oireachtas this afternoon to make the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil.
A Derry councillor has called for the authorities to remove a banner from the centre of Portadown that proclaims support for a former British soldier who is set to face charges over his role on Bloody Sunday.
Top Derry police officer Chief Inspector Alan Hutton has urged the organisers of a republican Easter commemoration on Monday to notify the Parades Commission of their intentions or the PSNI will be obliged to be in attendance.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said Europe is now on a 'Brexit break' after last week's Article 50 extension and can focus on more important matters like international trade and the everyday business of the European Union.