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Lord Mayor opens Book of Condolences for victims of Haiti earthquake

Book of Condolences Haiti

Pictured at the opening of a Book of Condolences for victims of the Haiti earthquake are Bernard O'Donnell, Mayfield and Cllr. Dara Murphy, Lord Mayor of Cork.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy recently opened a Book of Condolences in the foyer of City Hall , Cork for the victims and survivors of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Speaking at the event the Lord Mayor stated:

“The people of Cork have always shown in times of difficulty or crisis that they are a generous and thoughtful people. The Haiti Earthquake, the worst in that country for over 200 years has brought further misery to an already troubled and impoverished nation. The enormity of the loss and the scale of devastation has surprised even the most experienced aid organisations.

I would urge the people of Cork, in addition to expressing their solidarity with the people of Haiti by signing this Book of Condolences, to generously support all initiatives aimed at sending financial and humanitarian aid to the affected area.”

The earthquake appeal will be one of the beneficiaries of a charity concert to be hosted by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress on International Women’s Day (March 8th).

The Book of Condolences will remain in place for a period of two weeks until 12th February 2010.

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