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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Vigil

This month
March 2023
# Jailed
Three organisers of Tiananmen square vigil sentenced to jail in Hong Kong
Three leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance were found guilty last week.
Last year
# Vigil
'Heartbreaking': Bonfire dismantled after man fell to his death in Antrim
John Steele was helping to construct a bonfire in a loyalist estate in Larne, Co Antrim, when the accident happened on Saturday night.
# Buffalo
Bidens visit Buffalo to pay respects to victims of racist massacre
Biden called the racially-motivated killings “antithetical to everything we stand for in America.”
# Sligo
Thousands attend vigils in memory of men killed in Sligo
Vigils are taking place across Ireland over the long weekend.
# Wiktor Chojecki
'He was a lovely chap': Hundreds turn out for vigil to remember 12-year-old boy who died in crash
Dozens of coloured balloons were released in unison into the sky from the 300-strong crowd that gathered in the town’s main square.
# zoom vigil
'Vile and disgusting': Online vigil for Ashling Murphy interrupted by man exposing himself
Contact has been made with gardaí over the incident.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Thousands attend vigils across country in memory of Ashling Murphy
The 23-year-old teacher was killed while going for a run along the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore.
All time
# Savita Halappanavar
Vigil at Dáil to mark nine years since death of Savita Halappanavar
The crowd was told that people across the country on Thursday evening were remembering Ms Halappanavar.
# London
'Unspeakable scenes': Police criticised for tactics at London vigil for Sarah Everard
Hundreds of people had gathered to call for more to be done to tackle violence against women.
# Thiago Cortes
Crowds gather for vigil in memory of delivery cyclist killed in Dublin hit-and-run
“He didn’t deserve any of this,” a friend colleague of Thiago Cortes said.
# Accused
Organisers of this year's Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil appear in court
A vigil was held on 4 June after police ruled it could not take place due to coronavirus restrictions.
# Artane
'Remember, these names, they were all real people': Vigil marks 39 years since the Stardust disaster
A permanent plaque listing all 48 names was unveiled.
Vigil to be held for victims of London Bridge terror attack
The vigil will take place this morning and will be attended by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
# The Disappeared
Brother of one of the last missing Disappeared pleads for information to find him
The IRA is deemed responsible for most of the 16 murders and secret burials while the INLA was behind one of the disappearances.
# Tribute
Lyra's family: 'A warm and innocent heart, she was the greatest listener, someone who had time for everyone'
Lyra was murdered early on Friday morning in the Creggan in Derry following a night of fierce riots.
# Christchurch
National remembrance service to be held in New Zealand for mosque attack victims
50 people were killed and dozens more injured in the mass shooting at two mosques last week.
# Balbriggan
Balbriggan locals 'united in grief' hold candlelit vigil for baby Belle
Baby Belle’s body was found last Saturday morning on Bell’s Beach in Balbriggan.
# mother and baby home
Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers
A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.
# One Year On
'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo
Four crew members died when the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crashed this day last year.
# Vigil
Family and friends of murdered Derek Coakley Hutch turn out for vigil in Dublin's north inner city
Over 300 people turned out.
# Defence Forces
'Families are living in poverty': Wives of defence forces holding a 24 hour vigil outside Leinster House
The protest will begin today at 2pm with a wreath laying ceremony in honour of Defence Forces members who have died.
# previous convictions
Apollo House vigil cancelled amid reports of sex crime convictions for homeless man who died
Stephen “Jack” Watson had previously been deported from Australia.
# Terror Attack
'Evil extremists will not win': Minute's silence to be held for London victims
Security issues are top of the agenda as general election campaigning enters its final stretch in the UK.
# Manchester bombing
Hundreds turn out for vigil in Manchester exactly one week on from terrorist attack
The crowd gathered in a square in the city at 10.31pm
# oregon
'They died as heroes': Tributes for men killed after intervening in racist incident on a train
A man shouted anti-Muslim slurs at two girls, then stabbed the two men who intervened to death.
# United
Compassion, defiance, gratitude, grief - but no place for hatred in our Manchester joined thousands of Mancunians as they stood united in the face of terrorism last night.
# Manc Spirit
'Always remember, never forget, forever Manchester' - Poet pays emotional tribute to his city
Tony Walsh paid tribute to the city’s spirit, to its contributions to art, politics and sport and to the strength of its people.
# Vigil
'We are not afraid' - London pays tribute to Westminster victims
“Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.”
# candlelight vigil
Large crowds turn out in Derry, Dublin and Belfast to remember Martin McGuinness
The death of the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland was announced yesterday.
# Tragedy
Prayer vigil held at St James's Hospital this evening for victims of Clondalkin fire
It is believed the first funerals for the fire’s victims will take place on Monday.
# help find amy
Family of Amy Fitzpatrick call for cold case investigation into her disapperance
Her aunt Christine Kenny believes a fresh investigation could solve the case.
# England
'We are devastated': Flowers laid at tearful vigil for murdered MP Jo Cox
The Labour MP died after being shot twice and stabbed outside a library near Leeds yesterday.
# national mourning
A minute's silence in Brussels was ended with defiant applause
Irish leaders have also expressed solidarity.
# Limerick
Candlelit vigil for Jason Corbett as custody battle continues
A decision in the case is expected this week.
# Vigil
Berkeley balcony collapse: Families, medics and firefighters gather for 'month's mind'
Almost €400,000 has been raised for the families of students killed or injured in the Berkeley tragedy.
# Berkeley
Collapsed balcony that killed six was 'meant for decoration' claims former city official
The mayor of the city said the wood supporting the balcony was likely rotted.
Cyclists hold vigil for woman killed by lorry by lying on the road with their bikes
Ester Hartsilver is the fifth woman to be killed while cycling in London this year.
# moooving
Hundreds are attending a vigil for a cow shot dead by police
Bessie posed ‘a significant risk’ to the public after escaping from a farm.
# Wicklow
Roy Webster makes 'no reply' when charged with murder of Anne Shortall
The mother-of-three was found dead on Tuesday.