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Secretary of State Owen Paterson commenting on the plane crash in Cork today.
Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP said “This is a terrible tragedy.
I offer my profound condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured.
I have spoken to our Ambassador in Dublin who is on his way to Cork and who will be working closely with the Irish authorities.”
A special phone line has been opened by the British Embassy in Dublin, 00353 1 205 3780.
The Cork Airport helpline is 00353 21 442 8820.
10 February 2011
Northern Ireland Office
The Rt Hon Owen Paterson
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