Journalist Lyra McKee was remembered along with those who had died in the course of their employment at the Fermanagh Council of Trades Unions International Workers Memorial Day commemoration on Saturday.

The Chairman of Fermanagh Council of Trades Unions, Andrew Cathers, welcomed all those in attendance including guest speakers to the 17th Workers Memorial Day event in Enniskillen on Saturday April 27 at 11am.

The event was first initiated in 2002 following the tragic death of a refuse worker employed by the then Fermanagh Council the previous year.

Mr. Cathers said: "This event, while always important to us, is particularly important to us in this our centenary year."

The first speaker at the ceremony was Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Co-ordinating Officer of Unite the Union. After Ms. Fitzgerald's speech, a memorial wreath in memory of those who had been killed, injured or made ill by work in the last 100 years in the county was laid by Jill Weir, Vice Chairperson of Fermanagh Council of Trades Unions.

Howard Thornton, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council also spoke at the ceremony which was followed by a minutes silence.

Ahead of the minutes silence, Mr. Cathers said: "As the final part of our ceremony this morning can I ask you to observe a minutes silence in memory of all those who have died in the course of their employment and especially our sister trade unionist, Lyra McKee who was murdered doing her job just over a week ago."

Mr. Cathers concluded the ceremony by thanking everyone in attendance.

On Saturday May 4 Fermanagh Council of Trades Unions will travel to Belfast where their banner will lead workers from throughout the island of Ireland during the Annual Mayday parade organised by the Irish Congress of Trades Unions.