Limerick and Dublin to open books of condolences for Mandela

Limerick and Dublin to open books of condolences for Mandela

The Lord Mayor of Dublin has said a book of condolence for Nelson Mandela will be open at the Mansion House from 2pm this afternoon.

Oisin Quinn said it will remain open to the public over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the South African Embassy says its own book of condolence will be open on Monday.

Full details will be released via the Embassy's Facebook page.

Limerick and Dublin to open books of condolences for MandelaThe Irish flag flies at half mast over Leinster House in honour of Nelson Mandela.

Books of Condolences at City Hall in Limerick and at County Hall in Dooradoyle will open at 2pm.

Mayor Kathleen Leddin described the anti-apartheid politician as “the moral compass that guided an entire nation through dramatic, positive change during the past 20 years.”

She said: "Mr Mandela’s inspirational leadership and unfaltering courage in the face of adversity set an example for the rest of the world to follow. His passing is a loss to the entire international community. However, we should celebrate his achievements as an anti-apartheid icon and as the father of modern South Africa.”

The Books of Condolences in Limerick will remain open until 5pm on Friday, December 13, 2013.

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