Sunday 25 August 2019

Bitter-sweet: Family's pride as murdered Lyra's book is published

Pride: Nichola Corner with a copy of her sister Lyra McKee’s posthumously published book. Picture: PA
Pride: Nichola Corner with a copy of her sister Lyra McKee’s posthumously published book. Picture: PA
Lyra’s partner Sara Canning. Photos: PA
Lyra’s mother Joan McKee. Photos: PA

Rebecca Black

The sister of Lyra McKee has described seeing her book in print as "bitter-sweet".

The journalist (29) was shot dead by dissident republicans in April, weeks before her book 'Angels With Blue Faces' was due to be published.

Her murder while observing a riot in the Creggan area of Derry sparked outrage across the world.

The book follows an investigation by Ms McKee into the murder of Ulster Unionist MP Robert Bradford in 1981, and examines speculation that he had been about to expose details of people involved with the abuse of children at the east Belfast boys' home Kincora.

Her sister, Nichola Corner, said they were so proud to see her book in print. "We're extremely proud of her. It's obviously very bitter-sweet that she is not here with us to hold it," she said.

Irish Independent

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