Owen Paterson – 2011 Comments on Aircraft Crash in Cork

The comments made by Owen Paterson, the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 10 February 2011.

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.