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Mid-Ulster MP Expresses Thanks Department of Foreign Affairs for its support to the Keightley Family

12 January, 2005


Sinn Féin MP for Mid-Ulster Martin McGuinness has expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Cookstown man Conor Keightley and also thanked the Department of Foreign Affairs for the support and comfort it provided to the Keightley family throughout their ordeal.

Mr McGuinness said:

"The confirmation that Conor's body has been identified has now confirmed the worst fears of the Keightley family and my heartfelt sympathy and condolences goes out to them. People everywhere prayed and hoped that Conor would be found alive but sadly this is not to be the case. I would like to pay a special thanks to everyone at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin and the Irish Ambassador to the Region, Dan Mulhall for the compassionate manner in which they gave every assistance and comfort possible to the Keightley family throughout their terrible ordeal.

I have no doubt that the wider community and particularly the good people of Cookstown will continue to support and comfort the family in the difficult time ahead." ENDS

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