Tributes paid to Longford woman killed in New York 

Tributes have been pouring in for Sarah McNally (41) from Co Longford who died following a stabbing incident at The Ceili House Irish bar in Queens, New York on Saturday.

Ms McNally was reportedly attacked by a man while working in the bar that evening.

Since Sunday morning, locals have been leaving candles and flowers outside the bar in her memory.

Cathaoirleach of Longford Municipal District Martin Monaghan said: “It’s very cruel. People struggle to say the right words at this time and there’s little anyone can say to make things better for Sarah’s parents,” during an interview with RTE.

In a statement from the NYPD, the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information (DCPI) said: “On Saturday, March 30th, 2024, at approximately 18.34 hours, police responded to a 911 call for an assault in progress at 69-56 Grand Avenue within the confines of the 104 Precinct.

“Upon arrival, police observed a 41-year-old female with a stab wound to the neck and an unidentified male with a stab wound to the back and neck. EMS responded and transported both aided individuals to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst in critical condition.

“The 41-year-old female was subsequently pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The investigation remains ongoing.”

The Kevin Bell Trust is currently liaising with NYPD and officials in New York to make arrangements to bring Ms McNally’s remains back home.