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Statement by the Tánaiste on Boston Marathon

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., tonight expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and to those who were injured in the explosions which took place at the end of the Boston Marathon this evening.

"My thoughts are with the people and the authorities in Boston as they continue to deal with this tragic situation", the Tánaiste said. "I know that there were a significant number of Irish participating or involved in the Marathon, and my Department - in particular the Irish Consulate in Boston -  is doing all that it can to make contact with our nationals to check on their situation.  So far, fortunately, all have been safely accounted for.  However, the situation is still developing and I would ask any family who may be concerned for loved ones that they have not heard from and who might have been present in the area to contact my Department at 01-408 2000."

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