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On 18 April 2019 Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist, was shot dead while reporting alongside police at a disturbance involving dissident republicans in Derry.

This was just a few days before traditional republican commemorations which take place every year to commemorate the Easter Rising. Public outcry following her death was swift and sincere,...

People in Northern Ireland were shocked, hurt and angry. Fr Martin Magill, a friend of mine, seemed to catch the public sentiment in comments he made at the funeral which went viral: “I commend...

The third commandment instructs us not to use the Lord’s name in vain, and the invocation of God’s name into this moment was not a casual thing. It was perhaps the strongest possible language a...

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