McGuinness condemns futile and despicable bomb attack
Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has condemned this morning's bomb attack on a prison officer in east Belfast.
Speaking in Derry, Mr McGuinness said;
"I unreservedly condemn this attack on a prison officer in east Belfast.
"My thoughts are with the injured man and his family and friends and I hope he makes a full recovery.
"It was a futile and despicable act carried out by those opposed to the peace process.
"They need to reflect on the futility of their actions and realise there is no prospect of them achieving anything in this way.
"There is absolutely no justification for people to engage in violence against the backdrop of the transformation of our society over the last 20 years.
"The overwhelming majority of our society supports the peace process and wants to see progress continuing to be made and we are committed to ensuring that we keep moving forward."