City Hall opens Book of Condolences for the people of Türkiye and Syria
You can add your message online.
The Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Damian Boylan and Deputy Chief Executive, Brian Geaney, have opened an online Book of Condolences for the people of Türkiye and Syria, impacted by two devastating earthquakes.
“It is with profound sadness that I extend my condolences on behalf of the people of Cork City, including our dynamic Turkish and Syrian communities, on the tragic loss of life following two devastating earthquakes in Türkiye, and in Syria.” the Deputy Lord Mayor said.
“I know many Corkonians will be thinking in particular about the people of Malatya today, as a group of secondary school students from Coláiste Éamann Rís in Turners Cross were travelling to visit their partner school in the city, a school which we are told has now officially disappeared.
“Our city stands in solidarity with all those impacted by this humanitarian disaster.”
You can add your message to the Book of Condolences here.
Deputy Chief Executive Brian Geaney also extended his condolences:
“Our thoughts are with all the victims, their families, and the brave emergency service personnel and volunteers who are working tirelessly to rescue people from the rubble,” he said.
eir to credit calls to disaster zones
Mobile and broadband company eir has announced it will credit the costs of all calls and text charges from Ireland to Turkey and Syria for all eir and GoMo Mobile customers to help them stay in touch with friends and family impacted by the earthquake this week.
“This applies to eir and GoMo Mobile bill pay and prepay customers and is currently valid from Monday, February 6th through to Monday, February 20th, when it will be reviewed.” the company said.
“There is no action to avail of this, all charges will be credited before the end of February 2023 or the next billing cycle depending on if the account is Prepay or Post Pay.”