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Minister Costello in New York pays tribute to victims of September 11th

Security, Press Releases, North America, 2012

New York, 11 September 2012 – Minister Joe Costello T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Trade and Development, visited the National September 11 Memorial in New York on Tuesday, 11 September. The Minister was accompanied on a tour of the site by the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Mr. Bill Baroni.

Speaking at the Memorial, Minister Costello said:

“Visiting the memorial today, on the 11th anniversary of the attacks was very moving. To see the names of the almost 3,000 innocent victims brings home the enormous loss and sadness caused to so many families from so many nations, including our own. The Irish names on the monument reminded me of the huge price paid by the Irish of New York, especially those in the emergency services who gave up their lives to try to save others.  On behalf of the people of Ireland I honour their memory today.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha uaisle.”