Archbishop Eamon Martin has issued the following statement in response to the news of shootings this evening in Omeath, Co Louth, which is in the Archdiocese of Armagh. Archbishop Martin is attending the Synod of Bishops which is currently taking place in Rome.
“The shocking news has reached me at the Synod on the Family in Rome of the fatal shootings of a member of An Garda Síochána, and of a civilian, in Omeath. I have spoken by telephone to the local priests. Like me they are very upset by this tragic incident which has devastated families and rocked the peaceful parish community in beautiful Omeath.
“I ask for prayers for the recovery of the injured woman and for the families, friends and neighbours of those who have lost their lives. I encourage anyone who has information that can help the Gardaí with their investigation to come forward.”
Archbishop Eamon Martin is Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland
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