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Updated Statement by Minister Flanagan

"In response to last night’s terrible events in Paris, Department officials in Paris and in Dublin have been working through the night to monitor the situation and provide consular assistance.

"The Irish Embassy in Paris is providing consular assistance to one injured Irish citizen. There is no indication of any other Irish casualties at this time but as a precaution I have activated my Department’s Consular Response Centre, with an experienced consular team in place to assist any families or citizens who have concerns. The Response Centre can be contacted on 01 418 0200

"Our advice remains that Irish citizens in Paris should exercise caution, stay indoors and continue to follow the instructions of the local authorities. Any citizens intending to travel should check with their airline or tour operator for information – the airports are operational but citizens should expect additional security and travel disruptions.

"Citizens should continue to monitor the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's twitter feed @dfatravel and our travel advice at which will be updated in line with developments."


Press Office

14 November 2015

Note to editors

No further information will be given in respect of the injured citizen.