Statement on incident in Barcelona17/8/17
The Department is monitoring developments closely as regards the incident in Barcelona through the Irish Embassy in Madrid and Ireland’s Honorary Consul in Barcelona.
Irish citizens in the vicinity of the incident are advised to follow the advice of local authorities. Anyone with concerns for the safety of loved ones in Barcelona can contact the Consular Assistance team in the Department on 01-4082000 or the Irish Embassy in Madrid on +34 914364093.
Minister Coveney added:
"I am appalled by the incident in Barcelona this afternoon. On behalf of the Irish government, I wish to convey our condolences and solidarity with the people of Spain at this time."