Lord Mayor opens Book of Condolence for Christchurch tragedy

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn, today opened a Book of Condolence for the victims and survivors of the Christchurch shooting tragedy.

Book of Condolence Christchurch

Picture: Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn, Cllr. Fergal Dennehy and staff of Cork City Council sign the Book of Condolence.

He said: “As someone who visited Christchurch in New Zealand, and with my niece and her boyfriend currently living and working there, I was devastated and shocked to hear of the shootings and my heart goes out to all those affected by this outrageous act of murder and those families and friends for whom their lives are irreparably changed. The New Zealand people are great friends of Ireland and I extend my sympathies to all those living in Cork and around Ireland. There is no legislating for tragedies such as these which leave an indelible mark on the consciousness of a city, a country and their people. 

By signing this Book of Condolence, Corkonians can lend their support and encouragement to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand.”

The Book of Condolence will be available for signing for until March 29th during regular office hours. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)