The Taoiseach and President of the European Council, Mr Bertie Ahern, has condemned the atrocity perpetrated against the Spanish people in Madrid this morning. He said, “the timing of the bombings was clearly designed to wreak the greatest level of havoc and carnage. They are an attack on the democratic process and cannot be justified by any political cause.?

[BHG says]
the Irish peace process has learned a lot, the Spanish Govt. to be (after Sunday) should do all in its power to resolve the causes of terrorism, be it Spanish soldiers in Iraq or the Spanish suppressing the movement of Basque separatists. Then can’t wipe out terrorism, but they can neutralize it. Give peace a chance.