Unitarian Church adds name of Lyra McKee to Troubles death roll

Good Friday ritual remembers slain journalist along with 3,700 other victims

Good Friday ritual at the Unitarian Church in Dublin remembers slain journalist Lyra McKee along with 3,700 other victims. Video: Ronan McGreevy

For the last 19 years the Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green has had a Good Friday ceremony to name all those who died in the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Over the space of three hours the names are called out alphabetically from Anthony Abbott, a soldier from Manchester who was shot dead by the IRA in Ardoyne in North Belfast in 1976 to William and Letitia Younger, an elderly Protestant man and his daughter, who were beaten, stabbed and shot by intruders in their home in Ligoniel in North Belfast in 1980.

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