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Mayor of Kerry Pat McCarthy signs the book of condolence for the victims of the tragedy in Paris

Mayor of Kerry Pat McCarthy signs the book of condolence for the victims of the tragedy in Paris

Mayor of Kerry Pat McCarthy signs the book of condolence for the victims of the tragedy in Paris

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A book of condolences for the victims of the terrorist atrocity in Paris has been opened at Kerry County Council's offices in Rathass, Tralee.

Meanwhile it has also emerged that the first victim identified, lawyer Valentin Ribet (26), had strong connections to the Fenit area where his family had numerous close friends and had visited in the past.

Mr Ribet, an anti corruption lawyer who was descended from Irish patriot Robert Emmet, was shot and killed at the Bataclan concert venue where 89 people were cut down by ISIS terrorists.

Meanwhile the Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre has expressed its condolences to the victims of the Paris attacks.

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In a statement of solidarity with the people of Paris the KIOC said its members thoughts and prayers were with the victims of the attacks.

"RIP all those lost innocent people. May God help all the innocent souls in Paris from these barbaric attacks," said the KIOC.

"Stand for love and humanity and reject hate and terrorism."

The chairman of the KIOC Dr Rizwan Khan has said there is anger among the Irish Islamic community about the attacks which he said were an act or barbarism. The KIOC has also strongly condemned the actions and members of ISIS.

Ahead of Monday's meeting of Kerry County Council members observed a minute's silence in honour of the victims. The book of condolences is located in the main lobby of the county buildings.


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