Brussels explosions 'deplorable & shocking' - Carthy
Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said that the explosions in Brussels have naturally caused shock and concern for those based in the city and indeed for people over the world and will be condemned by all right thinking people.
Speaking from the European Parliament, the Midlands North West MEP said,
"The explosions in Brussels airport and the subsequent reported explosions in the Schuman and Malbeek metro stations are shocking and must be condemned.
"We pass our condolences to the families of those killed and we wish a safe recovery to those injured.
"Sinn Féin were hosting around 120 visitors from Ireland to the parliament today who were travelling on route when the first explosions took place. They have been diverted and are all safe.
"We would advise anyone with concerns for Irish people based in Brussels to contact the Department of Foreign Affairs at 01-408200" ENDS