Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. David Andrews T.D., on the bomb attack in West Belfast, 21 May 1999
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. David Andrews T.D., has expressed grave concern about the bomb attack early this morning outside two bars in West Belfast. Mr. Andrews said:
"This outrageous attack endangered the lives of a large number of people and it is extremely fortunate that the three people hospitalised were not more seriously injured. Those responsible for this attack and the spate of other recent attacks, particularly in the south Antrim and Mid-Ulster areas, are the enemies of the Good Friday Agreement.
"I have asked for a full report on this morning's incident through the Anglo-Irish Secretariat in Belfast. It is absolutely vital that full protection is afforded to vulnerable nationalist communities in view of the pattern of recent attacks. And all those who are committed to the Good Friday Agreement must realise that only its full implementation will end the kind of outrage we have seen this morning."