Police activity by the Bataclan concert hall this morning. Jamie McKinnell/PA Wire / Press Association Images
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Irish people in Paris urged to stay indoors and "exercise extreme caution"

The Department of Foreign Affairs has set up a helpline for anyone concerned about loved ones.

Updated 10.34am

THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has urged Irish citizens in Paris to exercise extreme caution and to follow the instructions of local officials.

Authorities were urging people in the city to remain indoors in the aftermath of last night’s terror attacks, which have killed at least 120 people.

Here’s the full advice:

“A state of emergency has been declared in Paris following multiple events on Friday evening. Citizens in Paris should exercise extreme caution and follow the instructions of the local authorities, who are advising people to stay indoors. Irish citizens in Paris should make contact to reassure their family at home as to their safety.

“Airports remain operational but Irish citizens in or travelling to France should expect additional security and possible travel disruptions. Anyone intending to travel to Paris should contact their airline or tour operator for further information.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that they are providing assistance to one Irish person who was injured in the attacks. A statement added that there are no indications of further Irish casualties.

Tourists in the city have been calling home to let loved ones know they’re okay, and using the Facebook Safety Check feature which allows them to mark themselves as safe.

The Department has set up a phone line at 01-408-2000 for anyone worried about relatives or friends not yet accounted for in Paris.

Any Irish in Paris can also contact the Embassy on +33144176700.


Flights between Ireland and France are operating today – but Aer Lingus has said anyone flying to or from Paris can change their date of travel or cancel their journey with a full refund.


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