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Victims' March (Dublin)

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 508W, on Victims' March (Dublin), whether he has had discussions with Republic of Ireland authorities on the attacks upon citizens of Northern Ireland while in Dublin. (69237)

I raised this issue with Irish Ministers at the time. The Taoiseach stated in the Dáil on 22 March that the rioting in Dublin on the day of the Love Ulster parade was in no way representative of the views of the vast majority of the people there. He further added that he did not believe that it would have any lasting impact on the peace process or on relations generally and that the rioting was organised by a small group of agitators and had been rightly condemned on all sides.