Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien TD has condemned the attack at Istanbul’s main international airport which has left more than 36 people dead.
Commenting on the attack Deputy O’Brien said: “This is an appalling attack that has left 36 people dead and scores of others injured. This is the latest in a series of attacks in Turkey, and another attack on an airport, following on from the Brussels airport attack in March, and underscores that we now appear to be constantly living under the shadow of terrorism and extremism.
“While those who have committed this terrible atrocity have yet to claim responsibility, it is clear that more needs to be done to address the reasons why people are willingly to commit such horrendous acts of violence.
“Ireland is an Island nation with a love of travel. This latest attack on an international airport highlights that it is in our interests to play whatever role we can in trying to stamp out the scourge of terrorism and extremism in whatever form in takes”