Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien TD has offered his sympathies to the British Ambassador following this afternoon’s attack in the vicinity of Westminster, London.

Commenting following the attack which has left at least four people dead, including two police officers and a number of others injured, Deputy O’Brien commented, “I condemn this appalling attack in the strongest possible terms. These acts of violence are intended as an attack on democratic values and must be resisted and rejected on that basis.

“Exactly 12 months to the day since 35 people were killed in the Brussels airport attacks, today’s events are an terrible reminder of how very real the challenge is to protect citizens while respecting human rights and protecting basic freedoms.

“I have passed on the sympathies of my party directly to the British Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Robin Barnett.”