Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Cowen T.D.
I unreservedly condemn the brutal and callous murder of a worker at the Territorial Army base in Derry. The people who carried out this cold blooded and cowardly act represent nobody but themselves. They are the enemy of democracy and the peace process. They cannot be allowed to prevail.
I want to extend my own personal condolences and that of the Government to the family of the victim.
I call on all right thinking people to do everything in their power to bring the perpetrators of this horrendous crime to justice. I also call on those with influence in the community to work together to ensure that no other family has to endure such tragedy.