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Sinn Féin extends sympathy to Buncrana victims and the victims of today’s Brussels attacks

22 March, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD speaking in the Dáil this morning has extended his sympathy the McGrotty and Daniels families on the tragic loss of Seán, Mark, Evan, Ruth and Jodie-Lee who so tragically lost their lives in Buncrana, Co. Donegal this weekend.

The Sinn Féin leader also extended sympathy and solidarity to those killed and injured in the Brussels attacks this morning.

Teachta Adams said:

“I want to extend the sympathy and solidarity of Sinn Féin to the Oireachtas to the McGrotty and Daniels families on the tragic loss of Seán, Mark, Evan, Ruth and Jodie-Lee who so tragically lost their lives in Buncrana, Co. Donegal this weekend.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílis. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all at this time and for five month old Rioghnach-Ann, who we all hope will make a full and speedy recovery.

“It is an absolutely tragic occurrence and our hearts go out to all of their friends and loved ones at this horrendous time.

“I want to pay tribute to the emergency services, to the very brave people who intervened and especially to Davitt Walsh who saved baby Rioghnach-Ann.

“I also want to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies with the families of those killed and injured in the series of bomb attacks this morning in Brussels.

“I am sure all of us in this Dáil condemn in the strongest possible terms these horrendous attacks.

“There is a deep sense of shock at the unfolding developments.

“News from Brussels is still emerging about the extent of the attacks and the scale of the casualties.

“This morning a 100 strong Sinn Féin delegation was due to arrive there.

“Thankfully all of those are safe.

“I want to extend on my own behalf and that of Sinn Féin our solidarity to everyone involved at this very difficult time.”

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