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Newsline: Irish foreign minister ‘saddened and frustrated’ by attempted attack

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he was “saddened and frustrated” by the hijacking of a van and its driver in Belfast on Friday in an apparent attempt to attack an event he was speaking at on the Northern Ireland peace process. (https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/irish-foreign-minister-saddened-frustrated-by-attempted-attack-2022-03-25/) “Saddened & frustrated that someone has been attacked & victimised in this way and my thoughts are with him & his family,” Coveney said in a Twitter post after police closed down the venue where he was due to appear.

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