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President sends message of sympathy over Westminster attack

Michael D Higgins has sent a sympathy message over the Westminster terror attack.

The president is to write to the Queen and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to express the sympathy "of the Irish people with the families of those who have lost their lives and to those who have been injured".

President Higgins said he wanted to express "the sympathy, condolences and solidarity of the Irish people with our neighbours at this difficult time".

Ireland's Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan also extended sympathies.

"I wish to extend my condolences and on behalf of my Government, my support to the people of London and the UK. Terror and violence will never triumph over democracy," he said.

No Irish are believed to have been caught up in the attack.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny took to Twitter to express solidarity and condolences.

"On behalf of Government I send our support to PM May & British people. Condolences to the families of the victims and thoughts with the injured," he said.

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