Council express sympathy after Ingrida murder
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.’