People from around the world have been taking to Twitter in their droves to offer their condolences to the victims of last night’s Barcelona attack, writes Anna O'Donoghue.
It has now been reported that at least 14 people were killed and more than 100 were injured as the driver ploughed into people along a 500 metre stretch of the pedestrianised area.
Including a five-year-old Irish boy suffered a broken leg when his family was caught up in the terror attack in Barcelona.
Dublin's Lord Mayor, Mícheál Mac Donncha, has opened a Book of Condolence for the victims of the tragedy.
The public will be able to sign the Book of Condolence at The Mansion House, Dawson Street as follows:
* Friday 18th August 12pm – 4pm
* Saturday 19th August 12pm – 4pm
* Monday 21st August 10am – 4pm
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, will also open a Book of Condolence at 3pm today in The Atrium of City Hall.
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas began the tibutes on Twitter by saying he's "fused in a hug with Barcelona"
Fundidos en un abrazo con #Barcelona.— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) August 17, 2017
Thinking of everybody hurt and affected by yet another act of extremist brutality in one of the world's great cities. #BarcelonaStrong— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 17, 2017
Sending love & Condolences 2 all The wonderful Ppl of Barcelona.I spent time in your glorious city ,It Was filled with laughter & Beauty💔— Cher (@cher) August 17, 2017
Leaders from around the world also took to their social media accounts to express their solidarity with Spain and condolences to the victims.
The Govt & people of Ireland stand with the people of Barcelona at this time of immense grief. We offer our sympathy, solidarity & support.— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) August 17, 2017
The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017
Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends. Un abrazo.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 17, 2017