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Taoiseach Enda Kenny on threats to journalists

On behalf of the Government and myself I deplore and condemn any threat made to any journalist in this jurisdiction. One of the pillars of a functioning democracy is freedom of speech and in any self respecting society, journalists must be afforded the freedom to go about their jobs without fear of reprisal. Those who engaged in the recent killings on our streets will be brought to justice and no resource will be spared in doing so.

The journalists at whom these threats have been levelled have our full support as do all journalists bravely going about their daily duties.

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