Last week Irish journalist Lyra McKee was killed while she was reporting on riots in Derry, Northern Ireland. The International Press Association (API-IPA) extends to the partner and family of Lyra McKee and to all Irish journalists our deepest sympathies and condolences on the murder of one of the bravest and most original new voices of Irish journalism.
Her pointless death as she did her work strikes a blow at press freedom and at the North of Ireland's precious peace process. She was a sister, lost to all of us.
Speaking for worldwide fellow journalists we can only echo the words of a dear friend of hers: "Let no one dare say that she died in the cause of Irish freedom. Lyra wás Irish freedom."