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RIP GoFundMe for funeral of Belfast baby Liam O'Keefe raises over €3,900

His mother, Raluca Tagani (29) was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder of toddler Kayla O’Keefe.

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Baby Liam O’Keefe

Baby Liam O’Keefe

Baby Liam O’Keefe

A community fundraising effort to support the family of a tragic Belfast baby has raised more than £3,430 (€3,906).

Seven-week-old Liam O’Keefe died in a stabbing incident last Tuesday at Brompton Park in the Ardoyne area of Belfast.

His mother, Raluca Tagani (29) was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder of toddler Kayla O’Keefe.

She appeared before the Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning, where she was remanded in custody to appear in court again on August 27th.

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Raluca Ioana Tagani (29)

Raluca Ioana Tagani (29)

Raluca Ioana Tagani (29)

Meanwhile, the north Belfast area of Ardoyne has experienced an outpouring of grief following the death of baby Liam.

A GoFundMe page has been launched to help with the cost of Liam’s funeral, which is due to take place later this week.

It says: “The community in Ardoyne wants to unite to support the family of baby Liam O' Keefe who lost his life this week in a tragedy.

“The fundraising efforts will help to fund his funeral which is due to take place next week.

“We appreciate any support. RIP Baby Liam.”

The GoFundMe page aims to raise £5,000 for baby Liam’s family. £3,340 has been donated to date.

Donations can be made here.

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