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'We said our goodbyes when we realised what was happening us' - Young Irish couple 'beyond lucky' to survive Paris terror attack

Denise Calnan and Ralph Riegel

Published 16/11/2015 | 21:55

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the French community living in South Korea light candles at a vigil outside the French embassy on November 14, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. At least 128 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the French community living in South Korea light candles at a vigil outside the French embassy on November 14, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. At least 128 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Travelers arrive at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in Toulouse as soldiers from the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (3e RPIMa) of Carcassonne, wait to leave for Paris, on November 14, 2015, as part of a reinforcement of security provisions, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
A woman looks at messages and flowers left at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A woman lays a bunch of flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the French community living in South Korea light candles at a vigil outside the French embassy on November 14, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. At least 128 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 14: Members of the French community living in South Korea light candles at a vigil outside the French embassy on November 14, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. At least 128 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Sweden's Prime minister Stefan Lofven lays down a flower next to the French ambassador to Sweden Jacques Lapouge outside the French embassy in Stockholm, November 14, 2015 a day after deadly attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Stockholm. Two Swedish citizens may be among the victims of the attacks that killed more than 120 people in Paris, the foreign ministry said. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / JOHAN NILSSON SWEDEN OUTJOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 14: Messages, flowers and candles left by mourners lie at the gate of the French Embassy following the recent terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks last night in Paris that left at least 120 people dead across the French capital. The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks that were carried out by at least eight terrorists. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Soldiers patrol at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
A man lights a candle at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 14: A little girl lays a rose while standing over candlles arranged into the word "Paris" among flowers and messages left by mourners at the gate of the French Embassy following the recent terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks last night in Paris that left at least 120 people dead across the French capital. The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks that were carried out by at least eight terrorists.. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 14: A hand-written sign in French reads: "We suffer with France" among flowers and candles left by mourners at the gate of the French Embassy following the recent terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks last night in Paris that left at least 120 people dead across the French capital. The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks that were carried out by at least eight terrorists. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Soldiers from the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (3e RPIMa) of Carcassonne, arrive at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, before leaving for Paris, on November 14, 2015, as part of a reinforcement of security provisions, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
A bunch of flowers is left with a message at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A woman lays a bunch of flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers patrol at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in Toulouse on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
A paper with a drawing of hearts in tricolour is fixed at the fence of the French embassy in Oslo, on November 14, 2015 a day after deadly attacks in Paris. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13, 2015 left more than 120 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-HENRY DESHAYESPierre-Henry DESHAYES/AFP/Getty Images
Leader of the French Far-right party the Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen delivers an address in Nanterre, suburban Paris on November 14, 2015, in response to the attacks in which at least 128 people were killed. Islamic State jihadists claimed a series of coordinated attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers in Paris that killed at least 128 people in scenes of carnage at a concert hall, restaurants and the national stadium. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 14 which left more than 120 people dead. French President Francois Hollande today declared three days of national mourning following the deadly Paris attacks. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
French Prime Minister Manuels Valls uses his mobile phone as he arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 14 which left more than 120 people dead. French President Francois Hollande today declared three days of national mourning following the deadly Paris attacks. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman places a bunch of flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A woman prays at messages and flowers left at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 14: An armed policeman patrols outside Atocha train station a day after the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. At least 127 people have been killed and over 200 injured in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday night. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Portugal's players observe a minute of silence in honor of victims of the attacks that left at least 120 dead in Paris, prior to the friendly football match between Russia and Portugal in Krasnodar on November 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
A woman reacts as she looks at the flowers and messages left at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Sweden's Prime minister Stefan Lofven signs a condolence book at the French embassy next to the French ambassador to Sweden Jacques Lapouge in Stockholm, November 14, 2015 a day after deadly attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Stockholm. Two Swedish citizens may be among the victims of the attacks that killed more than 120 people in Paris, the foreign ministry said. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / JOHAN NILSSON SWEDEN OUTJOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers from the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (3e RPIMa) of Carcassonne, arrive at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, before leaving for Paris, on November 14, 2015, as part of a reinforcement of security provisions, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lights in the colours of the French flag, light up the Auckland Museum to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Signs are displayed during a vigil in Aotea Square to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lights in the colours of the French flag, light up the Auckland Museum to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Flowers and messages are left at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers from the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (3e RPIMa) of Carcassonne, arrive at Toulouse Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, before leaving for Paris, on November 14, 2015, as part of a reinforcement of security provisions, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images
A woman reacts as she looks at the flowers and messages left at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 14: An armed policeman patrols outside Atocha train station a day after the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. At least 127 people have been killed and over 200 injured in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday night. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Soldiers and police officers stand guard outside the Assemblee Nationale in Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a total of six separate attacks, which killed at least 128 people in Paris, one targeting the national stadium where the French and German national football teams were playing a friendly. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lights in the colours of the French flag, light up the Auckland Sky Tower to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: People gather during a vigil in Aotea Square to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: A sign is displayed during a vigil in Aotea Square to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Signs are displayed during a vigil in Aotea Square to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: People gather during a vigil in Aotea Square to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: A sign is displayed during a vigil in Aotea Square to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lights in the colours of the French flag, light up the Auckland Museum to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: People gather during a vigil in Aotea Square to remember victims of the Paris attacks on November 14, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
A woman lights a candle close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers and police officers stand guard outside the Assemblee Nationale in Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a total of six separate attacks, which killed at least 128 people in Paris, one targeting the national stadium where the French and German national football teams were playing a friendly. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
People mourn in front of the French consulate in The Hague on November 14, 2015 2015, where flowers have benn laid in hommage for the victims of deadly attacks in Paris a day before. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13, 2015 left more than 120 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. AFP PHOTO / ANP / BAS CZERWINSKI ** netherlands out **BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Flowers are laid in front of the French consulate in The Hague on November 14, 2015 2015, in hommage for the victims of deadly attacks in Paris a day before. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13, 2015 left more than 120 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. AFP PHOTO / ANP / BAS CZERWINSKI ** netherlands out **BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A woman places a lit candle near flowers left at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 14 which left more than 120 people dead. French President Francois Hollande today declared three days of national mourning following the deadly Paris attacks. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers and police officers stand guard outside the Assemblee Nationale in Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a total of six separate attacks, which killed at least 128 people in Paris, one targeting the national stadium where the French and German national football teams were playing a friendly. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
French Social Affairs and Health minister Marisol Touraine arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 14 which left more than 120 people dead. French President Francois Hollande today declared three days of national mourning following the deadly Paris attacks. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
A message reading "Pray for Paris" lies amongst floral tributes near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a total of six separate attacks, which killed at least 128 people in Paris, one targeting the national stadium where the French and German national football teams were playing a friendly. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
The flag of France flies at half mast at the French embassy in Helsinki, Finland on November 14, 2015 a day after deadly attacks in Paris. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13, 2015 left more than 120 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / VESA MOILANEN FINLAND OUTVESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images
French soldiers of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) arrive to observe the Lebanese and national flags at half mast at the contingent headquarters in the southern Lebanese village of Deir Kifa on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around the French capital Paris late November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYATMAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
Two men pay their repects before laying flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Flowers are laid on the Place des Droits de l'Homme (Human Rights Square) in Bordeaux on November 14, 2015 2015, in hommage for the victims of deadly attacks in Paris a day before. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13, 2015 left more than 120 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. The placard reads "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" and "Shame, Cowards, Let's Resist". AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE MULLERJEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images
A police car is parked in front of the French embassy in Helsinki, Finland on November 14, 2015 a day after deadly attacks in Paris. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13, 2015 left more than 120 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / VESA MOILANEN FINLAND OUTVESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images
A photo taken on November 14, 2015 shows a poster announcing the postponement of the French Top 14 rugby union match between Bordeaux and Clermont at the Chanban-Delmas stadium in Bordeaux, following the three days of national mourning after a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / JEAN PIERRE MULLERJEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images
French soldiers of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) observe the national flag at half mast at the contingent headquarters in the southern Lebanese village of Deir Kifa on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around the French capital Paris late November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYATMAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
A French soldier of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) observes the national flag at half mast at the contingent headquarters in the southern Lebanese village of Deir Kifa on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around the French capital Paris late November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYATMAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
Flowers are laid on the Place des Droits de l'Homme (Human Rights Square) in Bordeaux on November 14, 2015 2015, in hommage for the victims of deadly attacks in Paris a day before. The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13, 2015 left more than 120 people dead, in the worst such violence in France's history. The placard reads "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" and "Shame, Cowards, Let's Resist". AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE MULLERJEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images
French junior minister for Parliamentary Relations Jean-Marie Le Guen arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on November 14 which left more than 120 people dead. French President Francois Hollande today declared three days of national mourning following the deadly Paris attacks. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
Two men pay their repects before laying flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
SINGAPORE - NOVEMBER 14: Liverpool (R) and Manchester United players observe a minute of silence to remember the Paris attacks before The Castlewood Group Battle Of The Reds 2015 between Liverpool and Manchester United at National Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
A man close the Charles-Mathon stadium's entrance on November 14, 2015 in Oyonnax, central eastern France, as the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Oyonnax Rugby and Ulster Rugby is cancelled because of the three days of national mourning following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images
French flag flies at half mast at the French embassy in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, 14th Nov., 2015 following Paris attacks. REUTERS/Vesa Moilanen/LEHTIKUVA ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND.
A protester wears a pin with a black ribbon and the French flag during a demonstration of Spanish Civil Guards in Madrid, Spain, November 14, 2015. Spanish Civil Guards demonstrated for better working conditions, and showed their solidarity with the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris by carrying black ribbons and French flags. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Women hold a banner reading "France is in mourning" during a gathering in solidarity for France a day after deadly attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Stockholm. Two Swedish citizens may be among the victims of the attacks that killed more than 120 people in Paris, the foreign ministry said. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / JOHAN NILSSON SWEDEN OUTJOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images
People stand in front of the Charles-Mathon stadium's entrance in Oyonnax on November 14, 2015 in Oyonnax, central eastern France, as the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Oyonnax Rugby and Ulster Rugby is cancelled because of the three days of national mourning following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images
People lay flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on November 14, 2015, the day after a series of attack on the city resulting in the deaths of more than 128 individuals. Some 80 people were gunned down at the Bataclan theatre in Paris late November 13, during a concert by the US band Eagles of Death Metal. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
People stand in front the Charles-Mathon stadium's closed ticket office on November 14, 2015 in Oyonnax, central eastern France, as the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Oyonnax Rugby and Ulster Rugby is cancelled because of the three days of national mourning following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late November 13 which left more than 120 people dead. AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters hold black ribbons and a Spanish flag during a demonstration of Spanish Civil Guards in Madrid, Spain, November 14, 2015. Spanish Civil Guards demonstrated for better working conditions, and showed their solidarity with the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris by carrying black ribbons and French flags. REUTERS/Susana Vera
A protester sticks a black ribbon printed on paper to a French flag during a demonstration of Spanish Civil Guards in Madrid, Spain, November 14, 2015. Spanish Civil Guards demonstrated for better working conditions, and showed their solidarity with the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris by carrying black ribbons and French flags. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Rugby League - England v New Zealand - Third Test - DW Stadium, Wigan, England - 14/11/15 England players pause during a minute's silence in memory of the Paris attacks before the match Action Images via Reuters / Ed Sykes Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Police patrol the Gare du Nord train station near a high-speed international Thalys train the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik works on a sand sculpture to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris, in Odisha, India, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE
Rugby League - England v New Zealand - Third Test - DW Stadium, Wigan, England - 14/11/15 England players pause during a minute's silence in memory of the Paris attacks before the match Action Images via Reuters / Ed Sykes Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
A protester holds a French flag with a black ribbon on it during a demonstration of Spanish Civil Guards in Madrid, Spain, November 14, 2015. Spanish Civil Guards demonstrated for better working conditions, and showed their solidarity with the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris by carrying black ribbons and French flags. REUTERS/Susana Vera
A protester holds a French flag with a black ribbon on it during a demonstration of Spanish Civil Guards in Madrid, Spain, November 14, 2015. Spanish Civil Guards demonstrated for better working conditions, and showed their solidarity with the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris by carrying black ribbons and French flags. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Candles, flowers and a leaflet with the slogan "I am Paris" are left in tribute to victims of Paris attacks in central Strasbourg, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
French military patrol near the Notre Dame Cathedral the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Football Soccer - Russia v Portugal - European Friendly - Kuban Stadium - 14/11/15Russia's (L) and Portugal's national teams observe a minute of silence to commemorate victims of attacks in Paris.REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Police secure the area near the screened-off facade of the Bataclan Cafe and its adjoining concert hall the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Memorial bouquets of flowers are placed on barriers near the Bataclan concert hall the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
French national and municipal police stand guard outside a commercial center in NIce, France, November 14, 2015, the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
People react in front of the Carillon cafe and the Petit Cambodge restaurant in Paris Saturday Nov. 14, 2015, a day after over 120 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
A girl places a paper, carrying a peace sign featuring Eiffel Tower, next to candles and flowers in memory of victims of deadly attacks in Paris, outside the French embassy in Madrid, Spain, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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A woman places flowers in memory of victims following a series of deadly attacks in Paris outside French embassy in Madrid, Spain, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Tourists pause to take pictures as French military patrol near the Notre Dame Cathedral (not seen) the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman
A white rose is attached to a barrier as a French policeman with an automatic weapon secures the area near the Bataclan concert hall the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Candles are lit as people gather in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, to mourn for the victims killed in Friday's attacks in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France's national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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People react in front of the Carillon cafe and the Petit Cambodge restaurant in Paris Saturday Nov. 14, 2015, a day after over 120 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Armed French police stand guard outside a commercial center in Nice, France, November 14, 2015, the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Dried blood can be seen on the window of the Carillon cafe in Paris Saturday Nov. 14, 2015, a day after over 120 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
People hold a French national flag whilst listening to speakers at a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, following the terror attacks which killed at least 127 people in Paris last night . PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 14, 2015. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
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People light candles outside the French embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, for the victims killed in Friday's attacks in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France's national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
French people living in Thailand hold candles for the victims of Friday's attacks at the Alliance Francaise in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police are hunting for possible accomplices of assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in the countrys deadliest peacetime attacks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with government ministers writes in the book of condolence at the French embassy in Berlin, Saturday Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France's national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. The ministers from left, Justice Minister Heiko Mass, Head of the Chancellery Peter Altmaier, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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French national and municipal police stand guard outside a commercial center in Nice, France, November 14, 2015, the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
A man listens to speakers at a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London, following the terror attacks which killed at least 127 people in Paris last night . PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 14, 2015. See PA story POLICE Paris. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
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A young Irish couple who survived the Paris terror attacks in the Bataclan concert hall have described themselves as 'beyond lucky'.

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Katie Healy said she and her boyfriend David Nolan will 'never forget' the people who died in Friday night's massacre.

Speaking to RTE News at Nine, Katie described how David threw himself on top of her to protect her during the shooting.

“David and I were standing by the door at the Bataclan where the gunmen entered," she said.

“I felt a splash on my shoulder while we were watching the concert and I turned to David, I thought someone had spilled their drink.

“We then heard gunfire and sparks and flashing.

A man lies on the ground as French police check his identity near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. The man was later released after his identity was verified. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
A man lies on the ground as French police check his identity near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. The man was later released after his identity was verified. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Investigators work outside a bar near the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly soccer match near Paris, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gonazlo Fuentes
A rescue worker walks plast a victim in the 10th district of Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. At least 35 people were killed Friday in shootings and explosions around Paris, many of them in a popular concert hall where patrons were taken hostage, police and medical officials said. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Police stand outside the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly soccer match near Paris, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Police officers take position outside the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer France against Germany, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in Saint Denis, outside Paris. At least 35 people were killed in shootings and explosions around Paris, many of them in a popular theater where patrons were taken hostage, police and medical officials said Friday. Two explosions were heard outside the Stade de France stadium. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer France against Germany, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in Saint Denis, outside Paris. At least 35 people were killed in shootings and explosions around Paris, many of them in a popular theater where patrons were taken hostage, police and medical officials said Friday. Two explosions were heard outside the Stade de France stadium. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Rescue workers evacuate a woman near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
Rescue workers evacuate an injured person near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Forensic experts inspect the site of an attack, a restaurant outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, early on November 14, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Forensic experts inspect the site of an attack, a restaurant outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, early on November 14, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Police inspect the site of an attack outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, early on November 14, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Spectators are distressed after news of the bombing and terrorist attacks in Paris reaches the fans after the International Friendly match between France and Germany at the Stade de France on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
TOPSHOTS A person watches TV in Rennes as French president Francois Hollande adresses the nation on November 13, 2015 after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and closed borders . AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYERDAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A handout picture taken and released on November 13, 2015 by the Presidence of the Republique shows (from L) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and French President Francois Hollande attending an emergency meeting at the Interior Minister on November 13, 2015, after several attacks in Paris. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris on Friday, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / PRESIDENCE DE LA REPUBLIQUE / CHRISTELLE ALIX RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PRESIDENCE DE LA REPUBLIQUE / CHRISTELLE ALIX " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSCHRISTELLE ALIX/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
Journalists take cover near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Police forces stand guard outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, late on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers stand in a restaurant following an attack in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Police forces stand guard outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, early on November 14, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
Forensic experts inspect the site of an attack outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, late on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
Investigators work outside a bar near the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly soccer match near Paris, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gonazlo Fuentes
Forensic experts inspect the site of an attack, a restaurant outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, late on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
French special forces evacuate people, including an injured man holding his head, as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. At least 30 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at the concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Forensic experts inspect the site of an attack, a restaurant outside the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, early on November 14, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
French special forces evacuate people, including an injured man holding his head, as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. At least 30 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at the concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURYAn injured man holds his head as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. At least 30 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at a concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. At least 30 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at the concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Rescuers workers evacuate a man on a stretcher near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers workers evacuate a woman near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Police officers of the armed response unit man a position close to the Bataclan theatre after a series of gun and bomb attacks occurred across Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
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“We realised what was happening.

“The crowd fell to one side and everyone got up to run and the gunshots started again."

Katie became emotional as she described how the pair lay on the ground and 'played dead' while the gunmen continued to shoot concert-goers who had attended the Eagles of Death Metal gig.

“David threw himself on top of me twice, covering my head and my chest as best as he could," Katie said.

“It became quiet and you could hear people moaning and then single shots started to fire.

“We realised that the gunmen were walking around killing everyone who lay with us.

“The gunman walked past us, we said our goodbyes when we realised what was happening us.

“Then someone opened a door and we just ran.

“David wasn’t able to run, he didn’t tell me he’d been shot. I thought he was in shock or something. I dragged him for as long as I could.

“We managed to get out onto the street when the door was opened, the door led straight onto the street and we ran, eventually into a gated apartment," she continued.

“[A woman] started to tend to David’s wounds and eventually we got to safety by getting a lift to a high floor."

Katie said they will never forget the young people who died in the Bataclan shootings, just one of the coordinated terror attacks that killed 129 people across the city of Paris.

 “We’re beyond lucky – people who were singing and dancing with us died," Katie said.

“And we watched them die as we lay there and played dead.

“David took me to Paris and it’s such a beautiful city and that’s how we’ll remember it.

“We had a great time at the concert before the attack and that’s what we’ll hold onto but we’ll never forget the people who died.”

David had been shot at point-blank range with a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

The man suffered severe trauma to the leg from the impact of the high-velocity bullet.

His condition was said to be serious but stable after he underwent surgery early on Saturday morning. Surgeons are now hopeful that he will recover from his injuries.

The loss of life at the popular venue surpassed that of any of the other attacks during the night of terror on the streets of the French capital.

Attackers, armed with guns and explosives, opened fire after holding some 100 people hostage.

It is believed some 1,000 people were in the venue to see the Californian band perform.

Footage has since emerged of the moment that the shooting began, which some people present initially believed was part of the show, before they realised the horrific reality of what was actually happening.

Another video captured outside the venue shows people fleeing through the emergency exits from the gunfire. A woman can be seen clinging to a window ledge, as some people scale the building amid the panic. People can be seen stumbling from the venue, having been injured during the attack.

The band who headlined the gig have now cancelled their tour after it emerged that their merchandising manager lost his life during the attack.

Nick Alexander (36) was one of 129 people who were killed during the deadliest terrorist attack that Europe has seen in the past decade.

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