Minister Dermot Ahern condemns London terror incidents
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., strongly condemned today's terror-related incidents in London. The Minister deplored the attempt to strike fear and terror into the community.
Commenting on these events, the Minister said
“I strongly condemn these actions. Coming so soon after the appalling terrorist attacks of 7 July, they are utterly callous and unjustified.
I want to offer my wholehearted support to the people of London in resisting this further attack and to express my appreciation to the security and emergency services there who are, once again, called on to protect the community.
I have no doubt that the British Government will actively pursue those who carried out these attacks and bring them to justice. Those responsible should know that they will not deter the international community from combating terrorism vigorously and uncompromisingly wherever it occurs.
I have instructed our Embassy in London to monitor the situation closely. For the time being, I would urge all Irish citizens in London to contact their families to assure them that they are safe and to follow the advice of the security authorities.”
21 July 2005