Statement by Tánaiste Simon Coveney T.D. on attacks in New Zealand
"I unreservedly condemn the terrorist attacks which took place in Christchurch, New Zealand today. There can be no justification for acts of violence and discrimination based on religion or beliefs. On behalf of the Government, I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of those injured and killed.
Freedom of religious expression is a cornerstone of any functioning democracy and those rights must be guaranteed for all citizens. Ireland will continue to stand in solidarity with all the people of New Zealand."