Books of condolences for Paris victims open around Ireland

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A message signed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet members in a book of condolences at the French embassy in Berlin, Germany, November 14th, 2015, regarding the Paris attacks on November 13th. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

A message signed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet members in a book of condolences at the French embassy in Berlin, Germany, November 14th, 2015, regarding the Paris attacks on November 13th. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

 

The French embassy in Ireland has invited people to submit messages of condolence by e-mail, which it is publishing online.

The embassy said unless a person indicates otherwise, it will publish the messages anonymously on its website.

The embassy expressed thanks to “everyone who has joined the people of France in mourning; your show of solidarity and expressions of condolence have been deeply moving”.

Also in Dublin, a book of condolences has opened at the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin for the victims of the attacks in Paris, France.

A book of condolences for the victims of the atrocities in Paris will be opened at the Library in Gorey from Monday morning and presented to the French embassy in due course.

In Limerick, the City and County Council has confirmed it will open books of condolences for the victims at 10am on Monday, November 16th.

Members of the public are being invited to sign one of three books at council headquarters in Merchants Quay, in the atrium of council buildings in Dooradoyle, or online on limerick.ie from 10am on Monday.

Meanwhile, Clare County Council will open a book of condolences, also at 10am on Monday.

Members of the public are invited the sign the book at Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis. It will remain open during office hours until Friday, November 27th.

Alliance Française de Cork will hold a candlelit vigil in solidarity with the people of France, with the French community in the city, on Monday evening.

A book of condolences will also be opened at the Mary Street office of the French cultural and language organisation from 10am on Monday.

President of Alliance Française in Cork Nora Callanan said the attacks were a horrendous act against humanity and contrary to all that France holds dear.

“We are all very shocked following the horrendous attacks in Paris. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this time, particularly with the families of the victims touched by this atrocity.”

The candlelight vigil will take place at the Grand Parade at 5.30pm.

A march of solidarity in Cork city centre on Saturday afternoon attracted large crowds. The march got under way from the Grand Parade and ended at Cork City Hall where a French flag had been raised as a mark of respect to the victims.

Cork City and County Council are expected to open books of condolences to the victims in the coming days.

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