Russia 'stabbed in back' as jet shot down
Published 25/11/2015 | 02:30
Hotels, airlines and the wider tourism sector in Ireland are bracing for a drop in US visitors after American authorities issued a global travel alert.
International tensions in the wake of the Paris terror attacks rose further after the shooting down of a Russian war plane on the Syrian border by Turkey.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of "stabbing Russia in the back".
Mr Putin said the pilots had been "fulfilling their duty" "in the fight against terrorism".
After the US issued the travel alert to its citizens, President Barack Obama called on the EU to share data with the US about transatlantic air passengers.
A drop in visitors would be a huge blow to Irish tourism.