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25 April 2019

The death of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee has reignited the debate on dissident-related violence in Northern Ireland. McKee was killed while covering violent riots in Londonderry, which broke out after police raids in the city’s Creggan neighbourhood. McKee was shot while standing near a police vehicle and succumbed to her wounds after being taken to the city’s hospital. After the incident, Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) released CCTV footage that led to the detention of three people under the Terrorism Act. The so-called New IRA has admitted responsibility and apologised for the incident. McKee’s death generated outrage in Northern Ireland and sparked fears over the stability of the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998.

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