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Robinson and McGuinness condemn bomb attacks

First Minister Peter D. Robinson, MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP, MLA have condemned the bomb attacks in Derry/Londonderry.
Friday, 20 January 2012

The First Minister said: “With the launch of NI 2012 ‘Your Time, Our Place’ in London on Wednesday we were showcasing all that was good in Northern Ireland and the benefits it has to offer. Last night we witnessed the actions of people who have nothing to offer and seem intent on bringing us back to the bad old days. They will not succeed. Their actions, in bringing disruption and fear to the local community, are reprehensible.”

The deputy First Minister said: “These are attacks on the people of the city. Those responsible must be apprehended quickly and brought before the courts. Derry has so much to look forward to in the next couple of years, yet some people seem set on causing mayhem and causing as much disruption as possible. The attack on the Tourist Office is a direct attack on the potential brought about through the City of Culture recognition and the upcoming All-Ireland Fleadh bid. These attacks serve no purpose - theirs is an agenda of the past; ours is of the future. Their actions will be universally condemned.”

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