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Statement by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD on the atrocities carried out in Munich

 
On behalf of the Government and of all our people I want to express my deep sadness and heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of the appalling atrocities carried out in Munich. 

Once again Europe's values of freedom have been attacked by cowardly and brutal acts. 

Munich, a city which has known terror in the past, today mourns the innocent victims who were going about their daily lives on a Friday afternoon.

As Irish people and Europeans we stand in solidarity with Chancellor Merkel and Germany, as we did with France, at this difficult time for our shared Union.

Terror and the values of those who represent it have no place in Europe. We will not yield in our efforts to face them down. 
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