Countess Markievicz is famously quoted as saying; "If you want to walk round Ireland, or any other country, dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels and gold wands in the bank, and buy a revolver."
A prominent figure of the Irish revolution and a pioneering feminist, she would not have wanted to see this young woman dead.
Ireland's fetish for revolutionary violence has no place in the hearts of the modern nationalist. The modern Republican lives in an inclusive Ireland that celebrates diversity.
This weekend I will be celebrating the life of Lyra McKee, it's a weekend to forget about the revolver, the revolver has no place this Easter