Laois County Councillorsheld a minutes silence in memory of the young Irish students who died in the balcony collapse in Berkley and the victims of the Tunisia terrorist attack, at their recent monthly meeting.
Cathaoirleach, John Joe Fennelly opened the meeting with his sympathies to families of those who were killed in the two tragic events.
Cllr Mary Sweeey commended the council on opening a Book of Condolence so quickly.
“The J1 is a young person’s first real adventure on their own. They think their going to make their fortune when they go,” Cllr Brendan Phelan said.
On behalf of the Fianna Fail group, Jerry Lodge expressed his sympathies to the families and asked that the sympathies of the council be conveyed in written form to the families.
While Cllr Noel Tuohy said what happened in Tunisia was almost worse than what happened in Berkeley.
“An accident you can sort of come to terms with,” he said, “but these terrorist attacks are getting worse and it’s getting closer to home too.”