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Minister Martin deplores attempted bomb attack in Aughnacloy

Deploring last night’s attempted bomb attack on the police station in Aughnacloy, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin T.D., said:

“This was a reckless and cowardly act whose only impact was to put at grave risk the safety of the people of Aughnacloy. Anyone with any information on the attack should bring it to the Gardaí or the PSNI.

Last night’s attempted bomb attack has no justification or excuse, no mandate and no legitimacy. The gangs which carry out such violence and criminality should cease their activity and disband immediately.

The clearly expressed will of the people of this island, north and south, is that there should be peace, stability and reconciliation. Those elected by the people of Ireland to represent them will not allow a small unrepresentative minority to distract them from the course set by the people. ”