LGBT community shocked by Sligo murders; calls for comprehensive hate-crime laws

LGBT Ireland says it is shocked by what it described as ‘the heinous crimes’ perpetrated in Sligo resulting in the deaths of two men.

In a statement released this (Wednesday) evening, Paula Fagan, CEO of LGBT Ireland, said this has been a dark week for the LGBTI+ community in Ireland, which is reeling from the vicious homophobic assault on Dame Street in Dublin in recent days and, now, events in Sligo.

The organisation said it thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.

It added that these devastating crimes bring to the fore the need for comprehensive hate crime legislation to ensure the LGBTI+ community is safe on our streets, and online.