An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin:
I condemn the violence and attacks on the police that we have witnessed over the last number of days in The North. The only way forward is to address issues of concern through peaceful and democratic means. This evening’s attacks on a journalist and bus driver are deeply concerning and are in no one’s interests.
Now is the time for the two Governments and leaders on all sides to work together to defuse tensions and restore calm.
My Government has listened to and will continue to listen to and engage with the views of all communities in Northern Ireland. But the way to address genuine issues of concern is through peaceful and democratic means.
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