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Minister Flanagan condemns the terrorist attack in Tunisia

Travel, Minister Charles Flanagan, Security, Press Releases, Middle East and North Africa, 2015

 

 

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has condemned the terrorist attack in Tunis today, in which 19 people were murdered.

 

Minister Flanagan stated:

“I condemn the vicious mass killing which took place earlier today in Tunis, targeting Tunisians and tourists alike. This attack is a deliberate attempt to undermine Tunisia’s achievements since 2011 in delivering a democratic State, which reflects the aspirations and rights of all its citizens.

“I want to express my deep sympathies to the Government and people of Tunisia at this terrible time, and to urge all Tunisians to continue working together to reject extremism.

“Reports indicate that citizens of Italy, Spain, Poland and Germany are amongst those killed in this act of terror and I wish to express my sincere sympathies to their Governments and people, and indeed to all those who are suffering as a result of this atrocity.

“We must continue to work together for the stability of the Middle East and North Africa, and to support security and peace and address the terrorist threats to the people of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

“We have received no reports of any Irish casualties in this horrific attack.  I would urge all Irish citizens to familiarise themselves with my Department’s Travel Advice and to register on our citizens’ registration database so that we can reach them in the event of an emergency and provide consular assistance where necessary.

“Anyone concerned for the welfare of an Irish citizen in Tunis should contact the Consular Assistance Unit at 01-4780822.”

Travel Advice on Tunisia: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/tunisia/    

 

ENDS

 

Press Office

18 March 2015