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Min Coveney expresses condolences following attack in Las Vegas


Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, issued the following statement on the shooting incident in Las Vegas.

“I strongly condemn the attack at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas. This was a savage and brutal attack targeting innocent festival-goers.

“I wish to express my heartfelt condolences and those of the Irish people to the families of the victims, those who were injured and to the people and the authorities of the United States on this tragic day.

“As of now, we have no indications to suggest that any Irish citizens have been affected.  I am conscious, however, that it will take time before all of the casualties are identified. My Department, through our Consulate General in San Francisco and the Honorary Consulate in Las Vegas, is continuing to monitor the situation.

Any families in Ireland who have concerns about relatives can contact the Department’s Consular Assistance Unit on 01 4082527”.