Northern Ireland

Natalie McNally family to attend Pride event in her honour

Natalie McNally was killed in her home in Lurgan, a week before Christmas last year
Natalie McNally was killed in her home in Lurgan, a week before Christmas last year Natalie McNally was killed in her home in Lurgan, a week before Christmas last year

The family of Natalie McNally are to join Pride celebrations in Belfast this weekend in her honour.

Her brother Brendan said they are attending the event as his sister was "always delighted to organise and participate" every year.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "As marketer and activist, Natalie was always delighted to organise and participate in Translink’s Pride activities.

"We’re honoured to join her colleagues on Saturday, as we march with the LGBTQI+ community to overcome poverty, discrimination and violence."

Ms McNally (32) was 15 weeks pregnant when she was murdered at Silverwood Green in Lurgan on December 18 last year. 

Her brother Niall has also shared a photograph of his new tattoo that he had designed in memory of his late sister.

In a post on Twitter, he said his first ever tattoo was dedicated to McMcNally, her unborn son and her favourite band, The Killers.

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The illustration details Ms McNally’s name, alongside the symbol of Las Vegas rock band, The Killers, a lightning bolt, which also contains a small, blue heart.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with murdering Ms McNally.

Stephen McCullagh has denied murdering his then partner and remains in custody.