Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade Darragh O’Brien TD has said he is appalled at events in Stockholm, in which a truck was driven in to a crowd, resulting in a number of fatalities.

Deputy O’Brien commented, “This bears all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack and I want to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to those killed and injured in this attack. This, if proven to be a terrorist attack, is a horrendous act of violence which has come so soon after a similar incident in London.  Unfortunately, we once again have been given a reminder of the challenges we face in combatting terrorism and extremism.

“Our thoughts today are with the people of Sweden at this terrible time”.