Canadian reportedly dead after assault in Ireland

Canadian reportedly dead after assault in Ireland
Canadian reportedly dead after assault in Ireland

A Canadian has died in Dublin, Ireland, Global Affairs Canada has confirmed, a tragedy that has repercussions as far as the Irish parliament where the prime minister said he was “appalled” by the attack.

In an email to the QMI Agency, the federal agency said:[être] aware of the death of a Canadian citizen in Ireland.”

“Consular officers are providing consular assistance to the family,” it added.

For privacy reasons, Global Affairs Canada declined to provide further information about the Canadian or the circumstances surrounding his death.

According to information reported by Global Newslocal media reported that a tourist from Montreal was allegedly attacked on June 23 in Dublin. He unfortunately died on Tuesday at the Mater Hospital.

Dublin police told Global News that four people have been arrested in connection with the case. Two of them have been charged and have appeared in court.

Shock in the Irish Parliament

The news quickly reached the Irish government, including its Prime Minister Simon Harris.

“I am absolutely appalled by the recent vicious attack which resulted in the death of a young man in central Dublin,” he said, according to the daily. Irish Mirror.

Saying he is limited in what he can say because of the charges filed by police, Mr Harris stressed that he will have a full investigation into the murder.

Opposition leader Mary Lou McDonald said it was “heartbreaking” that the victim had been unable to return home after a visit to their capital, stressing that Dublin city centre “is not safe”.

“The truth is that Dublin city centre is riddled with anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and use, and gangs who create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation every day,” she said.



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