Widow and daughter united in grief

Joanne McGibbon, widow of murder victim Michael McGibbon, with daughter Seana at a vigil for the taxi driver and father-of-four at north Belfast's Holy Cross Church last night

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 8:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 12:55 pm
Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughter at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne,
Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughter at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne,

Mr McGibbon died after being shot on Friday night in the republican-dominated Ardoyne. PUP Leader Cllr Billy Hutchinson has welcomed the move by the local Ligoniel Lodges to withdraw their protest this evening as a mark of respect for dissident republican murder victim Michael McGibbon.

PUP Leader Billy Hutchinson welcomed the move by the local Ligoniel Lodges to withdraw their protest at the time of the service

as a mark of respect for the family of dissident republican murder victim Michael McGibbon.

He said: “This was a terrible and cowardly murder, and my thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to the family of Michael McGibbon. I very much welcome the efforts by the local Ligoniel Brethren to withdraw their protest as the memorial service was conducted and as a mark of respect to the victim’s family.

“I would like to thank all those who have been involved in efforts to bring about this gesture.”