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President Michael D. Higgins sent his condolences to the families of the victims of the shooting in Orlando

Date: Mon 13th Jun, 2016 | 13:02

12 June 2016


“Irish people will want to join with so many others who are horrified and deeply saddened to learn of the shootings in Orlando earlier today which have resulted in such loss of life and injury.  

As President of Ireland I wish to express my sincerest condolences to the families of all those bereaved and affected by today’s tragedy.

Our thoughts are with the people of Florida and the community in Orlando and Orange County at this difficult time. The loss of innocent life on such a horrendous scale is truly shocking and challenges us all. 

I have spoken to Ambassador O'Malley and personally conveyed my deepest sympathy and our nation's solidarity with the people of the United States at this time."