Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. on attack in Nice

15 July 2016

Commenting on the attack in Nice last night the Tánaiste said:

The attack in Nice last night was an unspeakably evil outrage. Whatever its motivation, it seems clear that its intent was to kill, wound and terrorise ordinary people enjoying the freedoms we cherish so much.

An Garda Síochána will, of course, be liaising closely with their French and other international counterparts about the attack and continue to take whatever measures are necessary to deal with the threat from terrorism.

This is yet another time of great anguish for the people of France. All who cherish democracy will stand with them in the knowledge that our values will ultimately prevail in the face of such savagery.