Minister Murphy statement on Brussels explosions


22 March 2016

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy TD has expressed his horror at news of this morning’s explosions in Brussels.

“I was deeply saddened and horrified to hear the terrible news coming from Brussels this morning of multiple explosions and reported loss of life in Europe’s capital.

“My thoughts are with those affected, the people of Brussels, and with the large Irish community in Brussels and Belgium.

"The Consular Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in conjunction with the Irish Embassy in Belgium, are working with the local authorities.

"Anyone with concerns for family and friends can contact the Consular Division of the Department on +353 1 418 0200.

“Irish citizens in Brussels or Belgium are being advised to exercise caution and closely follow the instructions of local authorities.

"The Department of Foreign Affairs will be updating its guidance in consultation with the Authorities as this situation unfolds."