Facebook page for killed PSNI constable attracts nearly 14,000

4 Apr 2011

A page dedicated to Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) constable Ronan Kerr, who was killed by a car bomb on Saturday, has attracted almost 14,000 followers expressing their sympathy and solidarity with his family and colleagues.

A car bomb killed the 25-year-old in Omagh, Co Tyrone, as he left his home.

Dissident Republicans have claimed responsibility for the attack on the young Catholic who had only graduated from police college and was about to start work at Eniskillen police station.

The attack has provoked revulsion among all communities on the island.


At the time of writing some 13,646 people had followed the page dedicated to Ronan.

Among the messages of sympathy were:

“Rest in peace Constable Kerr, god bless you and your family. A waste of life and talent.”

“RIP they will not drag us into the past”

“NOT in my name, RIP ronan”

“God bless you Ronan for all you tried to achieve for your country , RIP.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years