A book of condolence has opened in Ardee Library in memory of Yosuke Sasaki, the Japanese national who was murdered in Dundalk last week.
Ardee Municipal District Leas Cathaoirleach Jim Tenanty was present at the library in Ardee on Tuesday afternoon to officially open the book, which is now open for the public to sign.
On Monday, Louth County Council Chief Executive Joan Martin and Cathaoirleach opened a book of condolence at County Hall while Dundalk Municipal District Cathaoirleach John McGahon officially opened a book at Dundalk Town Hall. In Drogheda, Pio Smith was joined by Oliver Tully and Imelda Munster TD as the book of condolence was opened in Tholsel.
Mr Sasaki (24) died last Wednesday morning after he was stabbed in the back on Avenue Road in Dundalk, whilst walking home from work at National Pen. Two other Dundalk locals, both men in their 20s, were attacked during the incident but did not suffer life threatening injuries.
On Monday, up to 1,500 people turned out for a vigil in memory of Mr Sasaki. Over €19,000 was raised online over the last week as locals rallied to help fund the repatriation of the deceased to his native Japan.
Ardee Library will be open between 10am and 1pm and 2pm to 5pm daily every day this week (Wednesday-Saturday), with late opening on Thursday – until 8pm.