Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, TD on the disappearance of Air France AF 447.
Following the disappearance of Air France Flight AF 447 I want to
convey my concern to all families awaiting news of loved
Officials from my Department have regrettably confirmed that three Irish citizens are on the passenger manifest for the flight from Rio to Paris. We have contacted the families of those involved and are offering full consular assistance.
In addition our embassies in both France and Brazil remain in close contact with the authorities investigating the disappearance of the flight.
It is clear from the passenger list that there are many people across Europe and in Brazil who face an anxious wait for news and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.
1st June 2009