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Statement from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan on Paris attacks


"It was with deep shock and dismay that I learned of this evening's terrible events in Paris.

I have just spoken with France's Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Jean-Pierre Thébault, and conveyed to him, on behalf of the people of Ireland, deepest condolences and sympathy on this appalling tragedy.

I told him that we stand with the people of France at this time of great difficulty and that Ireland will assist in any way possible.

Our Embassy in Paris is on stand-by to offer assistance to any Irish people affected by these events and the staff of the Embassy are on duty and monitoring the situation closely.

Consular staff in my Department are also on hand to take calls from concerned families here in Ireland and they may be contacted at any time at 01 408 2000"


Press Office

14 November 2015