Irish Taioseach Enda Kenny has condemned the publication of crime scene photographs of murdered newlywed Michaela McAreavey's body by a Mauritian newspaper.
Mr Kenny said:
– Irish Taioseach Enda Kenny
"The publication of these images represents an appalling invasion of privacy and is a gross affront to human dignity.
"There are issues of fundamental human rights in question in relation to this deeply upsetting matter.
"This reprehensible act can only add to the pain and suffering of the McAreavey and Harte families and our thoughts and sympathies are again with them at this time.
"On behalf of the people of Ireland, the Government will be lodging a formal complaint in the strongest possible terms, with the government of Mauritius."