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Messages of Support

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy, City Manager Joe Gavin and Cork City Council today ( 26th November) expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the correspondence of support  received from Church, Community, Business and Diplomatic circles in response to the present flooding crisis,some coming from as far afield as the state of Washington U.S.A.

The Lord Mayor had already expressed his appreciation of the message of support from Úachtarán Mary McAleese to the City Manager Joe Gavin. In her message President McAleese enquired how the city was coping with the flood and offered her good wishes and to help in any way she could.

Among the messages received were the following:

Lt. Governor Owen of the U.S State of Washington :

“I would like to express our concern for the people of Cork and other flood-ravaged areas of Ireland . We’ve recently learned of the terrible flooding that has occurred and send our best wishes to our friends in Ireland for a quick recovery.”

Dr. John Buckley Bishop of Cork and Ross

“The community spirit shows the true spirit of Cork . During the Celtic Tiger years we were more self sufficient, but in times of crisis the humanity shines through. I would particularly like to thank the staff of Cork City Council who have been working tirelessly since this crisis began and continue to do so.

This flooding, combined with the recession, is tracing deep furrows in the lives and hearts of many people, but people will surmount this. And people are setting a great example to the younger generation.” .

Bishop Paul Colton ,Bishop of Cork , Cloyne and Ross

With my colleagues in the Diocese, I offer the solidarity of the Church of Ireland throughout Cork city and County through our parishes, clergy and local volunteers, as well as our prayers for everyone who is suffering. My prayer is that in showing practical support for each other, we can support one another with the hope of better days ahead.



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