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French schools in Dublin take security measures after Paris attacks

The Lycée Français said it had introduced security precautions in conjunction with gardaí.

 Lycée Français d’Irlande, Clonskeagh
Lycée Français d’Irlande, Clonskeagh

GARDAÍ ARE PRESENT at the sites of two French schools in Dublin this morning as security is stepped up following the terror attacks that killed 132 people in Paris on Friday night.

The Lycée Français d’Irlande secondary school in Clonskeagh and primary school in Foxrock are implementing precautionary measures in conjunction with the French Embassy and Garda Síochána, management said.

Parents of students in the primary school have been asked to bring children directly to their classrooms, while the secondary school is requiring adults who are non-staff members to identify themselves and state the purpose of their visit before entering.

Both schools are French government initiatives, and teach pupils through French and English.

The secondary school in Clonskeagh shares a campus with St Kilian’s Deutsche Schule, a German international school.

“There is no particular concern in Ireland, but we must be vigilant. [We] thank you for your understanding, for your help and your solidarity,” the Lycée Français said in a note posted on its website.

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