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Lord Mayor opens Book of Condolences for victims of Chilean earthquake

Chilean Earthquake 2010

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy signing a Book of Condolences for the victims and survivors of the recent Chilean Earthquake in the presence of Marian Reidy (Kilworth) and Dan Twohig (Cork)

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy opened a Book of Condolences on Monday, 29th March 2010 in the foyer of City Hall Cork (new extension) for the victims and survivors of the recent earthquake in Chile.

Speaking at he event the Lord Mayor said “Although it has received very little media coverage and attention we should not forget that this earthquake was one of the ten strongest ever recorded. We are mindful that although the loss of life in this case was, in comparative terms, mercifully low given its strength, the damage caused by it and by the subsequent tsunami to coastal regions and the country’s infrastructure in particular may take decades to repair.”

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

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


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