Derry tourist office reopened after bomb attack

The tourist information centre in Londonderry reopened on Monday after last week's bomb attack.

Minor damage was caused to the building on Foyle Street when a device exploded on Thursday night.

Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau operated out of the Tower Museum on Friday and Saturday.

Chief Executive of Derry City Council, Sharon O'Connor said damage to the reputation of the city is a real concern.

"This is a time for people to be sensible and to be carrying forward the message that this is a wonderful place.

"We are going to have the event of a lifetime with The City of Culture event.

"We really need the economic lift this event can provide us."

The interim chief Executive of Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau, Odhran Dunne said, " Our message is simple.

"These are setbacks but we will continue to work tirelessly to drive the tourism sector because it offers great potential for this city to create wealth and jobs."

Services at Derry City Council also returned to normal after another device exploded on the Strand Road at about the same time.