DISSIDENT GROUP BLAMED FOR BOMB AT FERMANAGH BORDER

22 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“Act of sheer madness” – Ó Caoláin

Michael Fisher

A dissident republican group is being blamed for a bomb that exploded on Monday morning near the border in Co. Fermanagh, close to the Clones to Cavan main road, while security forces from the North were searching the area. No-one was injured. The Taoiseach and other Ministers along with public representatives in Co. Monaghan condemned the attack. Sinn Féin Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called it an “act of sheer madness”.

“DESPICABLE AND COWARDLY”
Cavan Monaghan Deputy and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys stated: “I was horrified to hear reports of a bomb explosion near Wattle Bridge. I strongly condemn the actions of those behind the attack. It was a despicable and cowardly act that will bring back memories of dark days for communities in Newtownbutler, Clones and the surrounding areas.” “This attack was an act of terror. The use of violence to achieve political objectives has been rejected by the people of this island, North and South, again and again.”

The Minister continued: “This bomb was placed on the main A3 Cavan Road and while it would appear the PSNI were the primary target, the bottom line is that stretch of road is regularly used by local residents and families on both sides of the border. Those responsible clearly have…

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