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An Irish photographer has captured the aftermath of Grenfell Tower

Rolling News photojournalist Sam Boal took the photos this week.

LAST MONDAY, AS new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar went to London to visit Theresa May, Rolling News photojournalist Sam Boal went with him.

But, in the English capital, he was unable to ignore the tragedy of Grenfell Tower.

Just days earlier, at least 79 people lost their lives in a massive fire in the Kensington tower block.

These images are a record of what he witnessed during those few hours at the site.

Donations from the public pile up outside St Clement Church

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A motorist pauses to view the tower

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Firefighters pay their respects outside a makeshift memorial to those who lost their lives

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Franciscan Sister Ruth from Co Cork who lives in the local area pays her respects to her friends Mary Mendy and her daughter Khadija Saye who lived on the 20th floor of Grenfell Tower

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Members of the public write notes of condolence on walls of condolence

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Members of the London Fire Brigade pay their respects to the community and their colleagues

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A boy walks near the tower

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Earlier this week it was revealed that the blaze was started by a faulty fridge-freezer before it spread to the building’s combustible cladding.

Read: Grenfell Tower blaze began in faulty fridge-freezer

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