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Desi O’Hagan

Desi’s brother, Martin O’Hagan, who was 51, was murdered by the Loyalist Volunteer Force in Lurgan, Co Armagh, on the 28th of September, 2001, as he walked home from a local pub with his wife, Marie.  The couple had 3 daughters. A Sunday World reporter, Martin had written extensively about crime, paramilitarism (loyalist and republican) and collusion. He had been living in the Irish Republic for a period because of fears for his safety, but he returned to Lurgan believing that by 2001 he was no longer at risk. His family believes security force collusion was a factor.