Smith condemns Paris terrorist attack

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Brendan Smith TD spoke today of his dismay of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Commenting on the attacks Deputy Smith said, “The events that unfolded last night are truly shocking. I and the Fianna Fáil party want to extend our deepest sympathies to those killed and injured in the attacks. Our thoughts and solidarity are with the French nation, and in particular the people of Paris.

“We also offer our support to Irish citizens living in Paris and will assist them in any way we can.

“Fianna Fáil condemns in the strongest terms the Paris attacks and the indiscriminate use of violence on innocent people. Such violence is abhorrent and illustrates the ongoing threat of terrorist groups. We as a nation and as a member of the European Union must stand united and work collectively to detect, deter and dismantle such groups.

“I am calling on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to liaise closely with his European counterparts and to redouble efforts to ensure that the Irish Government is doing all it can to prevent such attacks from taking place.”