Conor Murphy offers condolences on news of plane crash
Transport Minister Conor Murphy is saddened to hear of the plane crash this morning.
Minister Murphy said:
"It is with great sadness that I learn of this morning’s plane crash, involving the flight from Belfast to Cork. My thoughts are with the families of those involved and I offer my sympathies to everyone affected.
I have spoken to Minister for Transport in the south Pat Carey TD and offered the support of my Department to help in whatever way we can.
I continue to be updated on the situation as more details emerge and I intend to make a statement to the Executive on this when we meet later this afternoon."