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Ballyfermot vigil for Jenny Lynch

13 March, 2015 - by Daithí Doolan

Ballyfermot will be hosting a candle light vigil to show their solidarity with Jenny Lynch and all the senior citizens in Ballyfermot.

Sinn Féin's Ballyfermot Councillor Daithí Doolan said:

"Jenny, aged 72, was the victim of a serious assault last Saturday as she left mass at St Matthews Church Ballyfermot. The family have been overwhelmed by the support they received. People have been genuinely moved by reports of the attack. Jenny's family  were anxious to give neighbours and residents the opportunity to show solidarity with all the senior citizens. Since the attack many older people now live in fear. This is very sad and we must work together to support our older citizens. It is important that we break down that fear and send out a clear message that attacks on the old and vulnerable will not be tolerated.  

 "A book of support will also be launched in the Ballyfermot Civic Centre. People can sign the book and leave messages of support for Jenny. The book will then be presented to Jenny. It is another practical sign of solidarity.

"I would encourage the public to attend tomorrow's vigil and sign the book of support. We can not allow fear stalk the streets of Ballyfermot.

Note the vigil will take place at 7.15pm at St Matthews Church Ballyfermot.

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