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Tributes paid to ‘kindest caring friend’ as funeral details for murdered Dublin mum Lisa Thompson released


Heartbreaking tributes have poured in for murdered Dublin mum Lisa Thompson after her family released the details for her funeral.

The mother-of-two, 52, was discovered dead with 12 serious stab wounds in her home in Sandyhill Gardens, Ballymun at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, May 10.

The former youth worker was described as the ‘kindest caring friend’ and ‘one of a kind’ by those who knew her.

Her death notice on rip.ie says that she died “tragically” and her funeral is set to take place in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Ballymun on Monday, May 23.

It reads: “Beloved mother of Kyle and Brook, loving daughter of Bernadette and cherished sister of Ashley and Stefan.



Lisa Thompson
The former youth worker was described as the ‘kindest caring friend’ and ‘one of a kind’ by those who knew her

“Lisa will be sadly missed and remembered with love by her children and their father Thomas, mother, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, friends and all who knew and love her. May She Rest In Peace.

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“Reposing at Michael Doyle Funeral Home, Finglas Village this Saturday the 21st between 3pm and 5pm.

“Removal on Monday morning to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballymun, arriving for 10 o’clock Funeral Mass. Thereafter, Lisa will be laid to rest privately.”

In an online book of condolences, people paid tribute to Lisa, saying her violent death was “horrible and undeserved”.

One friend wrote: “Rest in peace Lisa… heartbroken… u where the best in the world… the most kindest caring friend u could have.”

Another said: “”Rest in peace dear Lisa. What a horrible and undeserved end you had to your life. Sleep well.”

A third wrote: “Rip Lisa. You where one of a kind. Heartbroken over you. May Your Beautiful Soul Sleep Easy. I will never forget you.”

Another paid tribute to her family’s loss, writing: “Rest peacefully Lisa. You were an absolute lady ! Give you family the strength to get through these sad times.”

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A candlelit vigil in memory of Lisa has been organised by locals to take place on Friday at 4.30pm at The Axis Centre in Ballymun.

It has been organised by Ballymun native Glenda Harrington with approval from Lisa’s heartbroken family. Lisa’s favourite songs will be played at the vigil, balloons in her favourite colour, sky blue, will be released and a minute’s silence to remember her will be held.



13/05/2022 - Flowers at the home of Lisa Thompson who was found dead
Flowers at the home of Lisa Thompson who was found dead on May 10

An investigation into the murder is ongoing as gardai hunt Lisa’s killer.

In an update on Wednesday, gardai confirmed that following a public appeal, a man has contacted the investigation team and this witness is currently assisting with the probe.

A spokesperson for the force said in a statement: “Gardaí at Ballymun continue to investigate the murder of Lisa Thompson, whose body was discovered on the afternoon of Tuesday, 10th May 2022 at her home in Sandyhill Gardens, Ballymun, Dublin 11.

“Today, Wednesday 18th May 2022, following the public appeal a male has contacted the investigation team and this witness is currently assisting with An Garda Síochánas investigation.

“An Garda Síochána in Ballymun wish to thank the public for all their assistance so far in this investigation and continue to appeal to any person who may have any information on the murder of Lisa Thomson, and who has not yet contacted the investigation team, to now make urgent contact at Ballymun Garda station at 01 666 4400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

“No further information is available at this time.”





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