18 August 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald will open a Book of Condolence at 3pm today in The Atrium, City Hall following yesterdays terror attack in Barcelona.
Cork City Council are inviting people to call in and sign the book of condolence in memory of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s attack.
Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald stated
“On behalf of the people of Cork city, I wish to convey our condolences and solidarity with the people of Spain at this time. My thoughts are with the families and friends of all those who have lost loved ones and those who were injured. We stand with the people of Barcelona and Spain.”
The Book of Condolences will remain open until Friday September 1st 2017.
Last evening another Cork City Cllr – Kenneth O’Flynn (also Fianna Fail) had written to the Lord Mayor suggesting a book of condolences be opened
Dear Lord Mayor,
As this terrible tragedy unfolds tonight in Barcelona, I feel it’s important to request on behalf of the Spanish community in cork, that you would consider the opening of a book of condolence in City Hall to His Royal Majesty King Felipe VI and his subjects of Spain , as a mark of respect to our fallen European brethren and their families.
As you’re aware Cork is now a cosmopolitan city with a tremendous amount of Spanish citizens living and working here in our city. A great deal of those people are Catalonia.
I know as somebody who is in regular contact with the Spanish community in Cork, I am sure a book of condolence would be greatly appreciated by the community at this time; and would allow many to show their respect & grieve.
Eternally grateful for your consideration.
Cllr. Kenneth N. O’Flynn
Meanwhile the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley (Ind) will open a Book of Condolences at 1.15pm today in the Foyer of County Hall.