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Minister Flanagan condemns attack on PSNI officers in North Belfast


The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan, TD, today made the following statement:


“I strongly condemn the attack last night on police officers in North Belfast in the course of carrying out their duties to protect all communities.  

While thankfully no one was injured, the attack was utterly reckless and carried out without any regard for human life. 

It achieved nothing except endangering the local community and the police officers who protect them as well as disrupting Belfast commuters. 

I urge anyone with information on those responsible to pass it on to the PSNI to assist in their ongoing investigation. 

The PSNI are charged with protecting the entire community.  Those who persist in attacking PSNI officers are also attacking the wider community and have nothing to offer the people of Belfast, Northern Ireland or this island”.



Press Office

17 November 2014