Monday 23 April 2018

The people of Ireland stand united with the people of France

People hold panels to create the eyes of late Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier, known as
People hold panels to create the eyes of late Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier, known as "Charb", as hundreds of thousands of French citizens take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015.
Members of the Public during a vigil march in Dublin's city centre for people killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo on Sunday. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Protesters carrying a giant cardboard pencil reading "Not Afraid" take part with hundreds of thousands of French citizens in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015
Demonstrators make their way along Place de la Republique during a mass unity rally

Letter to the Editor

With thousands of messages of solidarity with France, the people of Ireland immediately reacted to the horror of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Thousands joined the French community in marches, gatherings and vigils in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. From Ballina to Cavan, Dun Laoghaire, Waterford, Wexford, Longford, Kilkenny, Killarney, Portlaoise, to name but a few, letters, cards – many in French – flowers, and children’s drawings illustrated the deep bonds between our two countries, our people, around shared values.

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