Belfast City Hall: Book of condolence opens for Martin McGuinness

Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Campbell were first to sign the book and were joined by members of Belfast City Council and Chief Executive Suzanne Wylie.
Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Campbell were first to sign the book and were joined by members of Belfast City Council and Chief Executive Suzanne Wylie.

A book of condolence has this morning been opened at City Hall for former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Campbell were first to sign the book and were joined by members of Belfast City Council and Chief Executive Suzanne Wylie.

The book will remain open for public signing at the reception area of City Hall from 9am to 5pm.

The 66-year-old politician died early on Tuesday in a Londonderry hospital with his family by his side. He had been suffering from a rare heart condition. His funeral is to take place in Londonderry tomorrow.

Vigils were last night held in Londonderry, Belfast and Dublin for the republican figurehead.

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Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Campbell were first to sign the book and were joined by members of Belfast City Council and Chief Executive Suzanne Wylie.

Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Campbell were first to sign the book and were joined by members of Belfast City Council and Chief Executive Suzanne Wylie.

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Book of condolence

Book of condolence

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Book of condolence

Book of condolence

A queue to sign the book of condolence

A queue to sign the book of condolence