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Tánaiste expresses condolences to Brazil following the nightclub fire in Santa Maria

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., who is in South America to attend the EU-Latin America Summit in Santiago, Chile, has expressed deepest sympathies to the President, Government and people of Brazil following the nightclub fire in Santa Maria.

Speaking from the Summit the Tánaiste said:

 “I was enormously saddened to learn of the tragic loss of so many young lives following the devastating fire in Santa Maria in the early hours of this morning.

On behalf of the Government and people of Ireland I have offered our sincerest condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of Brazil, especially to the people of Santa Maria and the families of those who have so tragically lost their loved ones.  All our thoughts are with them at this most difficult and saddest of times.”