Belfast woman Marie Conlon ‘lay dead for over two years in flat’
Clare Reid: This is heartbreaking. That poor lady. I think this just shows how much humanity has gone to pot. What happened to looking out for your neighbours? Just so sad.
Angie McCarroll: What kind of society are we living in? Do neighbours no longer look out for one another?
Robert McCord: Not just neighbours. Was she not missed by other people in her GP service, pensions and such like?
Donna Marie McBride: So sad to think that she wasn’t missed by anyone. Shouldn’t happen today.
Kathrin Poser: Beside the shocking fact that nobody missed this lady, who paid for rent etc? Why are people only concerned about her welfare now?
Ashleigh McDade: My thoughts exactly. Anne Barron: My nextdoor neighbour, we call each other, or phone, every day. Poor lady. It’s so sad.
Samantha Rose: If she was getting housing benefit paid directly to her landlord, no one would have noticed as it would just have continued. Same with benefits/pension — they would just have continued until someone looked into her case and noticed the money was not being touched. Sad that no neighbours noticed she wasn’t around.
Kathrin Poser: Makes sense, but were there no annual inspections of the house or electric/gas meter?
Jean Owens Nelson: Iam a pensioner and have to fill in a rent rebate form at least once a year.
Cathie Garrett: It’s time we all got back to actually caring and getting to know our neighbours.
Natalie Bell: How can nobody miss you? It shocks me in this day and age.
Joseph Galbraith: God love her. Very hard to believe someone could not be missed for two years.
Linda Timblin: Unfortunately, that’s the society we live in. Everyone is moving so fast, they forget to look around them.