“Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get to this point?” BBC: A priest received a standing ovation at Lyra McKee’s funeral when he asked why it took her death to unite politicians. “A friend told mourners at her funeral that Ms McKee revealed her plans to propose to her partner Sara Canning just hours before she was murdered.”

+ “Ms McKee’s most recent story, published on Sunday, was an analysis piece on the rising rate of young suicides since the ceasefires and the Good Friday Agreement.” BBC: Lyra McKee: Murdered Belfast journalist committed to truth.
Vox: The killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland revives fears of the Troubles.