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Minister Flanagan condemns shootings in Charleston and conveys the sympathy of the Irish people

 

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan T.D., this morning expressed his deep shock at the appalling attack on a church in Charleston, South Carolina and the murder of nine members of its congregation.

The Minister said:

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ireland, I wish to offer my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those whose lives have been lost. 

“An attack such as this is to be condemned in the strongest possible terms, taking place as it did in a place of worship and a place of peace.”

The Minister will speak during the day with the US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, to personally convey the Government’s condolences.

ENDS

18 June, 2015