Taoiseach Offers Condolences Over Dublin Attack

Bertie Ahern has expressed condolences to the Polish Prime minister after the death of a second Polish man following an attack in a Dublin chipshop.

The Taoiseach told the Polish PM, Donald Tusk, the people of Ireland were shocked and saddened by the violent attack, which happened on Saturday night in the Drimanagh area of Dublin.

He also extended his sympathies to the families and friends of the two Polish men, Marius Szwaijkos and Pawel Kalita.

Mr Ahern is presently visiting Poland as part of a series of visits throughout Eastern Europe.

speaking in the Dail this morning, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny said the deaths of the two men "shames us all".


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