Statement by Lord Mayor of Dublin on the Terrorist Attack in Nice, France

"I am deeply shocked and saddened by the appalling terrorist attack that took place in Nice last evening. On behalf of the people of Dublin, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to French President Francois Hollande, the French Ambassador to Ireland, Jean-Pierre Thébault, to the French authorities and the people of Nice and France.

I will open a Book of Condolence at the Mansion House, Dawson Street on Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm to allow Dubliners to express their sympathies and support to the families and friends of those who died in Nice.

Our thoughts today are especially with all the families, relatives and friends of those who were killed and injured as they celebrated their country’s national holiday.

It is incomprehensible that the people of Nice and France have once again been subjected to such a horrific attack on humanity and democracy, following the attacks in Paris last November.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Nice and France during this incredibly difficult time."

ENDS

For Media: The Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr will sign the Book of Condolence on Monday, 18th July at 11.30 a.m.

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