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McGuinness comments on east Belfast bombing

16 October, 2009


Sinn Féin MP and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has condemned those responsible for this morning’s bomb attack in east Belfast.

Speaking from Stormont, where he was joined by Sinn Féin representative for east Belfast Niall Ó Donnghaile, Mr McGuinness:

“I condemn this attack, which was obviously intended to kill. This attack has no support within the community and serves no cause. The vast majority of people want a future together in peace. The people of Ireland overwhelming support the peace process. They want the political institutions and progress to continue. It is for us as political leaders to ensure that their wishes are fulfilled. Attempts such as this to derail the peace process must not be allowed to succeed.

This attack comes at the end of the week when other armed groups now recognise that there is no support for such actions.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my best wishes to the injured woman and am thankful that the potentially tragic outcome did not come to pass.” CRÍOCH

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