Seanad debates

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Death of Sir David Amess MP: Expressions of Sympathy


10:30 am

Photo of Joe O'ReillyJoe O'Reilly (Fine Gael)
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I did not have an opportunity to join with the Cathaoirleach in expressing my personal sympathy, and I know I speak for all Members, with the wife and family of the Sir David Amess MP in the UK. It was a horrendous crime against a wonderful family and against democracy. It is a crime against good values and everything that is right in humanity. It is a horror. We are conscious that today at 12.45 p.m. we are having a mass in his honour and for his family at St. Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street. I hope Members can both attend where appropriate to them, and also it be borne in mind with the level of alacrity we display as we go through the business. I call on our Leader to announce the Order of Business.