Friday 30 September 2016

Dáil tributes paid to slain MP Jo Cox

Published 22/06/2016 | 02:30

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the killing of an elected representative must be reflected upon by everyone. Picture:Arthur Carron
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the killing of an elected representative must be reflected upon by everyone. Picture:Arthur Carron

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has led special Dáil tributes to slain British MP Jo Cox who was killed in Yorkshire last Thursday.

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Mr Kenny said the killing was an attack on democracy and its workings and he conveyed the sympathy of TDs and Senators to her family. "Public representatives have to be able to go about their public duty and their constituency duty free from harassment and assault. I dearly hope that such violence will not be repeated," the Taoiseach said.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the killing of an elected representative must be reflected upon by everyone. "It is extremely important that we condemn what has happened, but also reflect on it. Quite clearly the British Labour Party has lost a rising star," Mr Martin said.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said Ms Cox was a remarkable young woman and a human rights champion. "Her murder is a devastating blow to her family and colleagues but also to the British political system," Mr Adams said.

Irish Independent

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