Books of Condolence open for Manchester bomb victims

Books of Condolence in memory of those who died in the Manchester bombing will open in Sligo this afternoon.

They are available to sign in Sligo County Council’s headquarters in Riverside in Sligo and in Teach Laighne in Tubbercurry.

Monday night’s attack at a concert by US singer Ariana Grande left 22 people dead, including an eight-year-old girl, and dozens injured.

Of the 59 people injured, 20 are said to be in critical condition.

For generations, there have been very close links between Manchester and the North West.

Among those who had relations at the concert on Monday night was Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach Hubert Keaney.

Cllr Keaney says there has long been close links between Sligo and Manchester.