The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, has learned with deep dismay of the confirmation of the tragic loss of life of Irish citizen, Rory Young, in Burkina Faso. Mr. Young was part of a group that on Monday morning was attacked by unknown assailants in the eastern part of Burkina Faso. The Minister wishes to express sincere condolences to Rory Young’s family, and to the families of the two Spanish nationals who also lost their lives in this tragic incident. The Department of Foreign Affairs is in contact with the family of Mr. Young and continues to provide all possible consular assistance. The Minister condemns in the strongest possible terms the actions of those who are responsible for this attack. We will continue to liaise with the authorities and partners on the ground on the matter.
28 APRIL 2021