Thorough investigation needed into Dundalk attack – O’Callaghan

Published on: 03 January 2018

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Jim O’Callaghan TD has expressed his shock at the violent stabbing incident that unfolded in Dundalk earlier this morning and has called for a full investigation into the incident.

Deputy O’Callaghan said, “This senseless attack comes as a shock to the local community in Dundalk. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased along with the two other people who were injured during this horrific attack.

An Garda Síochána need to be supported in carrying out a full and thorough investigation into this attack. I urge anyone with information to come forward and contact the Gardaí.

“It’s worrying that, at this time, the authorities are unable to determine how exactly the perpetrator of this vicious attack entered the State.

“Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan needs to clarify as to what extent this person was known to the authorities, what his status in the country was and whether he traveled to another EU country prior to his arrival in Ireland,” concluded Deputy O’Callaghan.

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