Statement by Minister Cowen on the death of Mr. Anthony Higgins
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Brian Cowen T.D., spoke today in reaction to the murder of Mr. Anthony Higgins, the Irishman who was shot dead in Riyadh yesterday.
The Minister said:
“I want to extend, on my own behalf and that of the Government, my most sincere condolences to the family of Anthony Higgins. My thoughts are with them at this tragic time. A cold-blooded attack of this sort, on a civilian worker such as Mr Higgins, is repugnant and shocking, and will be perceived so internationally. I expect that the Saudi authorities will do everything in their power to bring his killers to justice.”
The Minister went on to say that the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Embassy in Riyadh will extend all possible assistance to Mr Higgins’ family at this sad and difficult time.