Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has expressed his shock and horror following the deaths of at least 9 people in a shooting incident in Munich yesterday evening.

Deputy Martin commented, “It is difficult to find the words to describe this horrific and heedless attack in the shopping centre last night that resulted in the loss of at least nine lives.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the deceased.  Nobody expects people to be shot when families and their children are going about their normal routine, shopping on a Friday evening. It is appalling attack on humanity and adds to the litany of tragic events that European countries have been subjected to in these volatile times.

“Everyone in Ireland condemns this attack and stands in solidarity with our fellow citizens in Germany during these very difficult times”.