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Case Ref : 20190418, McKee, Lyra

Official Narrative

Lyra Catherine McKee (31 March 1990 – 18 April 2019) was a journalist from Northern Ireland who wrote for several publications about the consequences of the Troubles. She also served as an editor for Mediagazer, a news aggregator website. On 18 April 2019, McKee was fatally shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.

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Are you considering looking into the killing of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland? Get it while it’s hot as they say. A group of rioting youths who manage to assassinate a reporter who was going off message and investigating missing children and child abuse throughout the last fifty years in Northern Ireland? I’m sure mainstream news is spot on!



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