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Monday 18 December 2017

Hundreds gather to remember murdered dad Stephen

Family and friends at the vigil for Stephen Lynch at Glenshane Close Photo: Frank McGrath
Family and friends at the vigil for Stephen Lynch at Glenshane Close Photo: Frank McGrath
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Hundreds of people attended a candle-light vigil held in honour of murdered father-of-three Stephen Lynch in Dublin last night.

More than 500 friends, acquaintances and neighbours brought flowers, balloons and other tokens of respect for the innocent 32-year-old who was run over by a car in a shocking attack in Tallaght last Thursday.

Lynch's heart-broken mother, Vera, and other family members were comforted by a steady stream of supporters at the family home on the Glenshane estate.

A local priest said Stephen died "an untimely death in an unjust way."

A spokesman for the family thanked the crowd for showing solidarity in their darkest hour.

He paid tribute to Stephen as "a popular family man who loved to play soccer and socialise and always had a smile on his face". He thanked members of the community who attended the vigil.

Ralph Vaitkus (6) joins the vigil. Photo: Frank McGrath
Ralph Vaitkus (6) joins the vigil. Photo: Frank McGrath

Irish Independent

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