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Clarke encourages support for Kathleen O’Hagan 25th anniversary events

5 August, 2019 - by Sean Clarke


Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Clarke has encouraged people to support a number of events, organised by family and friends of Kathleen O’Hagan to mark the 25th anniversary of her murder. 

Cllr Seán Clarke said:

“The savagery and brutality of Kathleen O’Hagan’s murder 25 years ago stunned the local community and sent shock-waves throughout Ireland.

“First and foremost it had a devastating impact on the O'Hagan and McPeake families who are still trying to come to terms with her murder and are determined to get answers and justice for Kathleen. 

"It is important to remember the life of Kathleen, to keep her memory alive and to highlight the extent of state collusion in her murder.

“As we remember Kathleen through these events we will also be remembering other family members who have since died.”

A vigil will be held on Wednesday at 9pm at the O’Hagan family home on the Barony road, known locally as the ‘Cookstown line’. Kathleen, who was seven months pregnant, was shot dead in front of her children by the UVF in her Co. Tyrone home.

The vigil will be followed on Friday (9th August) with the exhibition of the Remembrance Quilt in Greencastle Community Centre followed by a talk on Collusion by Mark Thomspon of the Relatives for Justice Campaign Group.

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