MIA sympathises with Mayo’s Polish community

Mayo Intercultural Action has expressed its sympathy with the people of Poland on the death of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria, senior government figures, and other passengers killed in the recent tragic plane crash which claimed the lives of all the 97 people on board. Poland’s military commanders, the governor of the Central Bank, the Ombudsman, politicians, (including the rival candidate for the presidential post in elections planned for next year ) were all on board the plane.

The tragedy is even more shocking as it happened in Russia as they travelled to mark the 70th anniversary of the massacre of Polish officers by Soviet Forces at Katyn.

A Book of Condolences will be available for signing in Marsh House, Castlebar Town Council, for anyone wishing to show solidarity with the Polish people following recent tragic events. It will be available for signing for one week (commencing April 12 ), and will then be sent to the Polish Embassy in Dublin.

  In particular MIA would like to sympathise with their Polish friends living in County Mayo – “It’s always more difficult when you’re away from home when tragedy strikes in your native home. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time,” said the organisation in a statement.

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