Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has expressed his deep shock and sadness following the terrorist attack in Paris. Deputy Martin says a co-ordinated effort is needed across Europe to tackle the growing threat of terror attacks by extremist groups.
Deputy Martin commented, “I utterly condemn this horrific and brutal assassination of innocent people.
“I want to express my condolences, and that of my Party colleagues, to the families and friends of those that lost loved ones in this barbaric attack. I also sympathise with President Hollande and the French nation as a whole.
“This tragedy is an awful reminder of the security threats that we face in dealing with radical extremism. The European Union must reaffirm its efforts in confronting those who wish to bring terror and chaos to our communities. I offer my support in working towards achieving greater co-operation amongst our European partners in tackling the scourge of terrorism.
“I encourage the Irish Government to do all it can in assisting the French authorities with their investigation. A co-ordinated response across Europe is needed to ensure that those who planned this attack are caught and punished for this horrendous crime.”