President Higgins issues statement on stabbings in Dublin

President Michael D Higgins has issued a statement on the attack in Dublin’s Parnell Square earlier today, November 22.

As riots rage on across Dublin this evening, President Michael D Higgins has released a statement about the stabbing in Ireland’s capital city earlier today – the act which has seemingly caused and tonight’s outbreak.

The attack took place in Dublin’s Parnell Square and saw three children, one adult female, and one adult male injured.

One female five-year-old child was severely injured and is said to be currently undergoing surgery.

The President’s statement reads: “All of our thoughts are with each of the children and their families affected by today’s horrific attack outside Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire in Dublin city centre.

“We are particularly thinking of the 5 year old girl and the member of staff caring for her who are both in serious condition in hospital. All of our prayers are with each of them for a full recovery.

“The Gardaí deserve all of our support in dealing with this incident. This appalling incident is a matter for the Gardaí and that it would be used or abused by groups with an agenda that attacks the principle of social inclusion is reprehensible and deserves condemnation by all those who believe in the rule of law and democracy.”

More information to come as the story unfolds.

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