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Minister Flanagan statement on Explosions in Brussels

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD has expressed his shock at this morning's explosions in Brussels

"I am horrified by reports of multiple explosions in Brussels, Belgium and my thoughts are with those affected.

"The Consular Section of my Department, in conjunction with our Embassy in Belgium, are working with the local authorities.

"Anyone with concerns for family and friends can contact the Consular Division of my Department on +353 1 418 0200 or

"Any Irish citizens in Brussels or Belgium should exercise caution and closely follow the instructions of local authorities.

"We will be updating our guidance in consultation with the Authorities as this situation unfolds."