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Rights attorney Niall Murphy in virus caused medical coma

Niall Murphy speaking at an event in New York City last April hosted by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

By Ray O'Hanlon

Northern Ireland civil rights attorney Niall Murphy is in a medically induced coma in a Belfast hospital and is battling for his life against Covid-19.

Murphy is a prominent civil rights advocated in Northern Ireland and well known to Irish America. He was lauded at an awards gathering in New York City last year hosted by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. He has also written for the Irish Echo.

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Here is the text of statement issued by his law office in Belfast.

Niall Murphy is a husband, father son, brother, friend, lawyer, sportsman, Irishman and an inspiration.
He is 43.
He is currently fighting for his life against Covid 19 and is in an induced coma and on a ventilator in hospital.
His work friends and colleagues are asking everyone who know him or of him to send a message of support to him and his family on Monday 30th March at any point during that day.
The message should be sent to his work office email account which is
( don’t forget the ‘r’ between kevin and winters).
Only Niall and his family will see the email.
Niall will see all of these messages when he comes through.
This will demonstrate the high regard in which Niall is held by all that know him or know of him and act as a source of comfort and inspiration to his family.
Please send a message of support.
It will be greatly appreciated.