FUNERAL TAKES PLACE OF MAN MURDERED IN DERRY, LETTERKENNY MAN STILL CRITICAL

first_imgThe funeral has taken place of Derry man, Patrick Harkin, who was killed in the city last weekend in an attack which has left a Letterkenny man ‘critical’.The 49-year-old republican, who was originally from Creggan, died after an attack at his home in Bayview Terrace last Sunday.His funeral cortege made its way from Creggan to St Mary’s church today. Parish priest, Fr Stephen McLaughlin, said the Harkin family had suffered “great grief”.“The last six days since you as a family got word of Paddy’s death have undoubtedly been days of unbearable anguish,” he said.“You have had to endure the initial shock of hearing the news of his death and then the distressing fact that he died as a result of a violent attack in his own home.”Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness and Martina Anderson removed the Irish tricolour from Mr Harkin’s coffin before it was carried into the chapel for Requiem Mass. Mr Harkin’s son Sean carried a photograph of his father as he followed the coffin out of the church, after the funeral.Paul Greatbanks, 46, from Bayview Terrace in the city, appeared in court this week charged with the murder of Mr Harkin.He was also charged with the attempted murder of Paul Mythen, 39, from Letterkenny who was taken to hospital in a critical condition.FUNERAL TAKES PLACE OF MAN MURDERED IN DERRY, LETTERKENNY MAN STILL CRITICAL was last modified: February 26th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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