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Taoiseach Enda Kenny stands beside Jean-Pierre Thebault (right), Ambassador of France to Ireland, after signing the book of condolence at the French Embassy in Dublin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny stands beside Jean-Pierre Thebault (right), Ambassador of France to Ireland, after signing the book of condolence at the French Embassy in Dublin.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny stands beside Jean-Pierre Thebault (right), Ambassador of France to Ireland, after signing the book of condolence at the French Embassy in Dublin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will join European Union leaders in Paris tomorrow at a unity rally to show support for the French government after horrific terror attacks brought the country to a standstill this week.

British prime minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel have also said they will attend the event.

“I've accepted President Hollande's invitation to join the Unity Rally in Paris this Sunday - celebrating the values behind Charlie Hebdo,” Mr Cameron wrote on Twitter.

French President Francois Hollande invited world leaders to join him in a show of solidarity against extremist who brutally murdered 17 people during a three day long terror attack.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will also attend.

Tanaiste Joan Burton, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Foreign Affair Minister Charlie Flanagan joined French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thebault at ceremony at Dublin Castle for the victims of the terror attacks.