Thursday, November 23, 2023

Statement from Archbishop Michael Jackson:

On behalf of the people of Dublin and Glendalough I wish to extend our concern and compassion to all those affected by the horrific incident which occurred on Parnell Square in Dublin this afternoon (Thursday November 23).

We hold the children and adults injured in the incident in our thoughts and prayers together with their families and all the families connected with the school and the people of the area.

We give thanks for the members of the public who had the courage to intervene to protect the children and for the emergency services who responded so dutifully and courageously.

Following violence in the city this evening, we pray for the safety of those involved in keeping the peace and those who live there.