Deputy Doherty said: “I want to express in the strongest possible terms Sinn Féin’s condemnation of the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr.
“My first thoughts are with the family and friends of Ronan Kerr in what must be a hugely traumatic time for them.
“This futile act has done nothing to advance the cause of Irish freedom and has resulted in a community and a family grieving for the loss of a loved one.
“Those who carried out this attack need to stop and stop now. They are not representative of republicans.
“I welcome the commitment from the Government to allow time on Tuesday for statements on this attack.
“It is important that the political representatives in the Dáil are afforded the opportunity to express their condemnation of the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr.