Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade Niall Collins has expressed his shock and sadness following the killing of at least forty-nine people at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Deputy Collins said, “I want to express my condolences, and those of my Party colleagues to the victims, their families and loved ones. This horrific and brutal assassination of innocent people at their place of worship is truly shocking.

“I have also contacted New Zealand’s Ambassador to Ireland to express our sympathy.

“Such radical and violent extremism is a growing danger in our world and every nation must play its part in rooting it out”, concluded Deputy Collins.