Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Seamus McGrath opens Book of Condolence for victims of the Manchester tragedy in County Hall.

Speaking on behalf of the Labour Party in Dáil Éireann on Tuesday, Cork East TD Seán Sherlock expressed his deepest sympathy to those affected by the Manchester bomb attack, which killed 22 people and injured dozens. Deputy Sherlock described the incident as ‘an attack on democratic values and on the innocence of youth’.

Following the atrocity, a Book of Condolences for the victims was opened at Cork County Hall, with members of the public invited to sign it. The Irish flag was also flown at half-mast outside County Hall as a mark of respect. Deputy Sherlock, in his speech, highlighted the strong links between Ireland and Manchester.

“Today, more than ever, we stand alongside the community there as they mourn the needless loss of so many young lives. It is in this spirit that the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, has opened a book of condolences, as have his counterparts in many municipal authorities throughout the country.

“I wish to pay tribute to the emergency workers and all the local people in Manchester who have been doing all they can to help in the aftermath of this atrocity. The strength and spirit shown by the community there is the best response to despicable acts of terror,” he said.

Terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack with 22-year-old Salman Abedi named as the suicide bomber who carried out the attack.

Speaking on behalf of the Labour Party in Dáil Éireann on Tuesday, Cork East TD Seán Sherlock expressed his deepest sympathy to those affected by the Manchester bomb attack, which killed 22 people and injured dozens. Deputy Sherlock described the incident as ‘an attack on democratic values and on the innocence of youth’.

Following the atrocity, a Book of Condolences for the victims was opened at Cork County Hall, with members of the public invited to sign it. The Irish flag was also flown at half-mast outside County Hall as a mark of respect. Deputy Sherlock, in his speech, highlighted the strong links between Ireland and Manchester.

“Today, more than ever, we stand alongside the community there as they mourn the needless loss of so many young lives. It is in this spirit that the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, has opened a book of condolences, as have his counterparts in many municipal authorities throughout the country.

“I wish to pay tribute to the emergency workers and all the local people in Manchester who have been doing all they can to help in the aftermath of this atrocity. The strength and spirit shown by the community there is the best response to despicable acts of terror,” he said.

Terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack with 22-year-old Salman Abedi named as the suicide bomber who carried out the attack.

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