Northern Ireland

‘Has anybody learned anything?’: Lyra McKee’s sister calls for action on extremism in North

Nichola McKee Corner says extremism is growing in political vacuum left by Stormont deadlock

Nichola McKee Corner is the sister of Lyra McKee, a Belfast journalist who was fatally shot during rioting in Derry in 2019. Picture: PA

The sister of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has said that the extremism that “destroyed” her family is growing in the political vacuum left by a lack of devolved government.

Nichola McKee Corner spoke to the PA news agency following the announcement that the One Young World summit has named its Journalist of the Year Award 2023, the Lyra McKee Award for Bravery, in honour of her sister’s life and work.

Lyra McKee was 29 years ...