Coun­cil ex­press sym­pa­thy af­ter In­grida mur­der

The Argus - - NEWS - By OLIVIA RYAN

THE mur­der of a mother of two in Dun­dalk just a few weeks ago was re­called at the monthly meet­ing of the Dun­dalk Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict Com­mit­tee.

Com­mit­tee Chair­man Cllr. Conor Kee­lan re­flected on a num­ber of in­ci­dents in­volv­ing knife crime in Dun­dalk over re­cent weeks ‘one of these re­sult­ing in the tragic death of In­grida Ma­ciokaite.’

Cll. Kee­lan sym­pa­thised with the friends and fam­ily of In­grida, in par­tic­u­lar her two chil­dren.

He said he had at­tended the fu­neral service at St. Ni­cholas church which was ‘filled with raw emo­tion.’

Cllr. Mark Dearey added that he wished to be as­so­ci­ated with these com­ments.

He said he had at­tended the wake for Ms. Ma­ciokaite, which was ‘very har­row­ing.’

He added that he also vis­ited the scene of the ‘ap­palling mur­der’ the day af­ter the in­ci­dent, and wit­nessed the dis­play of flow­ers which were be­ing laid in me­mory of the mother of two.

Cllr. Dearey also felt that a book of con­do­lences should have been opened to mark the tragic death of the 31-year-old Lithua­nian woman.

This, he added, would have been a source of com­fort fol­low­ing the mur­der.

Cllr. Maeve Yore added her sym­pa­thies fol­low­ing the mur­der, say­ing that her thoughts went to ‘in par­tic­u­lar her two lit­tle chil­dren who are or­phans now.’

She also high­lighted the im­pact of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

‘It is a huge prob­lem in this coun­try, and needs to be ad­dressed and taken se­ri­ously.’

In­grida Ma­ciokaite was laid to rest in Dun­dalk af­ter a mov­ing fu­neral cer­e­mony last week.

Speak­ing at her fu­neral, Fr. Ma­ciej Zacharek said she was ‘a very kind, lov­ing per­son, ready to give 100 per cent to those she loved.’

He de­scribed her as ‘a won­der­ful mother’ who was taken ‘so vi­o­lently from our lives.’

In­grida Ma­ciokaite.

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