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Published 24/05/2016 | 02:30

'Self-confessed redneck Hughes was always an unlikely poster boy
for urbane Parisians' Photo: AP
'Self-confessed redneck Hughes was always an unlikely poster boy for urbane Parisians' Photo: AP

Last week, as the eyes of the world were focused on the missing EgyptAir flight, two stories emerged from France which, under ordinary circumstances, would have dominated front page headlines. But, as we know, these are not ordinary circumstances.

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The first item was a briefing given by France's top internal security chief, Patrick Calvar.

Like most internal security chiefs, Calvar is not prone to hyperbole but his pessimistic preview of the Euros was the last thing any of the estimated 70,000 travelling Irish fans wanted to hear.

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