An Exceptional Young Man and an Inspiration to Others

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An Exceptional Young Man and an Inspiration to Others


' FIRST of all, we would like to thank everyone involved in bringing these evil people to some sort of justice; however, it brings neither satisfaction nor comfort to our family.

'The trauma and grief that those individuals have put us through cannot be put into words.

We have all heard on many occasions from other families in a similar situation that they have been given a life sentence - and you do not fully understand what they felt.

Ask yourself how would you feel? As far as we are concerned, there will be no parole, no time off for good behaviour - and we will have to deal with this for the rest of our lives.

This was a premeditated crime; these thugs took the conscious decision to go onto the streets armed, they took the conscious decision to commit a robbery and they took the conscious decision to use a weapon.

Unfortunately, it was our son and his friend they encountered, but it could have been anyone.

We all think about Reamonn first thing in the morning and last thing at night and a hundred times in between.

There has not been one day since the first of February that we have not experienced the profound sorrow and deep sense of loss of our son and a decent a young man, who was dearly loved by all. …

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