Europe Observes ‘Moment of Silence’ for Victims of France Terrorist Attacks

first_imgThe continent of Europe is expected today to observe a minute silence at 11:00 a.m. GMT as a mark of solidarity with the government and people of France, following terrorist attacks against innocent civilians on Friday night in Paris, the nation’s capital. The barbaric attacks, which killed at least 129 persons, injured more than 350 others with 99 on critical list, occurred on the night of Friday, November 13, in Paris.According to French security, eight gunmen carried out the attacks in a series of suicide bomb explosions and shootings at six locations around Paris. The Bataclan Theatre, the venue of a concert that evening, had the most casualties – nearly 90 – among the locations attacked. The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility the following morning for the attacks, as retaliation for air strikes carried in IS strongholds in Syria by French forces. However, French President François Hollande has vowed to “ruthlessly deal with” those responsible. The French Embassy in Liberia is flying its national flag at half mast. In a message to her French counterpart on behalf of Liberia, President Sirleaf extended deepest condolences to Mr. Hollande, and through him, to the government and people of France, particularly the bereaved families, for the irreparable loss sustained as a result of the tragic attacks. “During this difficult period, I wish to, on behalf of the government and people of Liberia and in my own name, convey deepest condolences to you personally, the people of France, particularly, families of the victims,” she said.The President noted that the people of Liberia are very saddened by the outrageously gruesome events leading to the deaths of dozens of peaceful French residents and other nationals.She further assured her French counterpart of her fullest support and solidarity as he and the people of France go through this period of national mourning.President Sirleaf then prayed that the Almighty God will grant President Hollande strength and courage as he leads the French people through this difficult period of national tragedy. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Archives has received a gift from the Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) of five of its publications, transcripts of archives.As part of its celebration of the 2013 government initiative The Gathering, the Irish Manuscripts Commission has committed to providing five of its publications to all of the regional archives services including Donegal County Archives.The Irish Manuscripts Commission’s strategic remit includes the promotion of access to source materials for the history, culture and heritage of Ireland. These editions, which are all calendars or extracts from original archival materials, contain invaluable information for local studies and local historians, particularly family history researchers.The publications are an excellent addition to the genealogical resources in the Donegal County Archives. They will be a particularly useful tool for those who are facing the difficult task of trying to trace their family history back generations.The volumes will be utilised for the Archives’ Services’ input into The Gathering. In the longer term, these publications will prove to be a valuable asset for the study of 17th and 18th century Irish history.The volumes donated, are as follows: The Irish Commission of 1622, an in depth investigation of the Irish Administration and its consequences, 1615 to 16 24. It was a wide ranging investigation into the political, religious and social state of Ireland following the Plantations; it includes indexes of families and places including Donegal.The Convert Rolls: the calendar of the Convert Rolls, with Fr Wallace Clare’s annotated list of converts: this consists of a list of those converting from Catholicism to the Church of Ireland. Entries date mainly from 1760 to 1790.A Census of Ireland circa 1659 with essential materials from the Poll Money Ordinances, 1660–1661, includes Donegal.Court of Claims: Submissions and Evidence, 1663, edited by Geraldine Tallon; set up to administer the Act of Settlement 1662 after the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660; it includes 900 claims relating to property with personal and place names indexes, including Donegal.The census of Elphin, 1749; including Roscommon, Galway and Sligo. COUNCIL ARCHIVES RECEIVES GIFT OF FIVE RARE MANUSCRIPTS was last modified: January 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County ArchivesIrish Manuscripts Commissionmanuscriptslast_img read more