Andrews condemns grenade attack in Castledawson
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. David Andrews, T.D., today condemned in strongest terms the grenade attack last night on a bar in Castledawson Co. Derry.
The Minister said:
"The attack on a bar in Hillhead in Castledawson late last night is just the latest in a series of vicious attacks on the wider nationalist community in Northern Ireland, and indeed on the deep commitment of the people of this island for peace, as expressed in the referendums on the Good Friday Agreement.
"The customers in McNally's Bar were fortunate to escape without injury and the intention of those who carried out the attack to kill and maim was clear.
"The people responsible for these attacks should immediately desist. Those who call themselves the Orange Volunteers have no mandate from the people, and every effort must be made to bring them to justice."