Books of Condolence opened in Fermoy for slain Garda detective
The public outpouring of sympathy which has followed in the wake of the brutal murder of Garda detective Adrian Donohoe in Co Louth last weekend has been echoed in Fermoy where people have been steadily attending the garda station from right around the region to sign a Book of Condolence.
It was opened there as it’s the Cork North divisional headquarters. Books have also been placed in other divisional headquarters. The book is available in the public office of the garda station on O’Neill-Crowley Quay for members of the public to sign.
A second Book of Condolence has been opened at the town hall. It was opened at the request of Mayor Michael Hanley. It can be signed during the hours of 9.30 am to 5 pm though it should be noted the town hall is closed at lunchtime from 1-2 pm.
The Mayor is also convening a special meeting of the Town Council on Friday evening to allow members register their reaction to the murder of Garda Donohoe and express their sympathy.
“I’m absolutely shocked that this kind of thing would occur. I would have expected a bit more respect for the gardai and the job they do. It shows the character of the people that would carry out such an act,” he said.