An Post will begin collecting donations from tomorrow for those affected by an explosion in Donegal.
The Creeslough Community Support Fund is set up to support the local community in Creeslough following the tragic incident at a petrol station and post office that claimed ten lives.
A spokesperson for the national postal service said that its staff "send their deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers" to those affected.
The investigation of the incident which occurred on Friday is ongoing but Gardaí so far believe it was a "freak accident".
An Post will accept donations for the Creeslough Community Support Fund at all of its 920 Post Offices nationwide from this Monday, 10th October.
All donations by cash or debit card will be channelled through the Irish Red Cross to provide "practical support" and services to all those who have been bereaved, injured or made homeless by Friday’s tragedy.
Leona Harper, Jessica Gallagher, shop worker Martina Martin, Catherine O’Donnell and her son James, and Hughie Kelly, have been named locally as some of the victims of Friday's blast
Outpouring of condolences
Yesterday, Taoiseach Micheáil Martin visited the scene, where he spoke to Newstalk.
"In the first instance, they lost someone very dear to them as a result of this tragedy."
"That individual life to each individual family means so much."
"They must be given space and time as well to grieve."
Condolences have poured in across the country and from abroad.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss expressed her "deepest sympathies" in a tweet.
I am shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of life in Donegal.
My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends who have lost loved ones, and to the entire community of Creeslough as they come together in their moment of grief.
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) October 8, 2022
In a statement yesterday, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins said: "This tragedy is a terrible blow to a community that is closely knit and where every loss and injury will be felt by every member of the community and far beyond."
"Special tribute must be paid to those members of the local community and emergency services across the island who have reacted so swiftly to the scene of the explosion and have continued to work through the night."