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McGuinness appeals for media sensitivity

16 November, 2007

Sinn Féin deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, MP, MLA has issued an appeal to the media to exercise sensitivity and give the families of those affected by the Omagh fire tragedy time and space to mourn their loved ones.

"The families of all those touched by the tragic events which have taken place in Omagh are going through an unbelievably painful time. Unfortunately this is being compounded by the intrusiveness of some sections of the media.

" Whilst most of the media have exercised professionalism in carrying out the difficult job that they do, I would like to appeal to all of them to give the families and local community space and time to deal with the enormous human tragedy which continues to unfold."

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