Statement by Minister Coveney, following yesterday’s terror attack in New York
Press release01 November 2017
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD,
following yesterday’s terror attack in New York
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Simon Coveney, TD, has condemned the fatal terror attack in New York City.
Speaking from Belfast this morning, Minister Coveney said:
“This was a cowardly and callous attack on residents of and visitors to New York City and I unreservedly condemn this act of wanton violence.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Ireland, I wish to extend my condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of the victims.
“I also extend my heartfelt condolences to the people of Argentina and, in particular, to the people of the city of Rosario, which tragically lost five of its citizens in the attack.
“I wish to pay tribute to the first responders of the New York City’s emergency services. In particular, I wish to acknowledge the courage of those whose actions prevented the loss of even more lives, and commend the dedication and professionalism of medical staff who continue to care for those injured.
“At this time of loss, Ireland stands with the people of New York City and with the people of Argentina.”