Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has extended her deepest sympathies to the people of New Zealand and the families of those lost in the horrific attack in Christchurch.
Teachta McDonald said:
“The world woke in horror to the news from Christchurch this morning.
“My first thoughts are with the people of New Zealand and the families as they mourn their dead and comfort each other.
“There is no place in this world for the hatred that lead to this horrific attack. Racism and xenophobia are a stain on society and must be tackled head on.”