The President of Ireland

08/04/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/05/2020 10:30

Statement from President Higgins on the explosions in Beirut

Statement from President Higgins on the explosions in Beirut

Date: Tue 4th Aug, 2020 | 20:47

'On behalf of the people of Ireland, may I extend deepest sympathies with the people of Beirut.

Ireland and Lebanon have a longstanding relationship, which has included the presence of Irish troops on peacekeeping missions, and valuable relationships with villages and communities in Lebanon.

On the occasion of my Official visit to Lebanon last October, I was happy to have the opportunity to deepen that relationship.

The hearts of the Irish people are with the Lebanese people.

Sabina and I send our condolences to those who have lost loved ones or have otherwise been affected by the disaster.'