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Sunday 26 February 2017

Paris Terror Attacks: Staff at Aviva 'on increased level of awareness' says FAI

Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

Security at the Aviva Stadium will be ramped up today ahead of the Bosnia and Herzegovina match
Security at the Aviva Stadium will be ramped up today ahead of the Bosnia and Herzegovina match

Security at the Aviva Stadium will be ramped up today ahead of the Bosnia and Herzegovina match.

And all players and officials will don black armbands and observe a minute's silence in honour of the victims.

One of the Paris attacks took place outside the Stade de France, where three suicide bombers were killed in blasts while France took on Germany.

There are plans under way to ensure that the "level of alertness will be at an absolute maximum" at this evening's game.

"We would already have a rigorous and thorough match -day security operation at the Aviva Stadium for every football game," said Ian Mallon, FAI spokesman. "In the wake of the series of catastrophes in Paris, and obviously the one at Stade de France at a football match, the level of alertness will be at an absolute maximum."

"With every match in the Aviva, there would be a sweep of the stadium with dogs and manpower. And that sweep today will be continuous throughout the day. At all entry points to the stadium, security staff will operate on an increased level of awareness."

Irish Independent

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