Tuesday 20 August 2019

Paris Terror Attacks: Garda in 'close contact' with French police

Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan
Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan

An Garda Síochána has revealed that they have been in close contact with their French counterparts after the Paris attacks on Friday resulted in the deaths of 129 people.

Gardai have also revealed that since the tragic events in Paris on Friday, they have conducted an intelligence assessment review and Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan briefed the National Security Committee and the Minister for Justice and Equality of our threat assessment.

Garda have said that the threat to Ireland remains unchanged and it can be described as one where "an attack is possible but not likely".

In a statement today, Garda revealed that "the level of threat will be kept under constant review" but for "security reasons" it will not be outlining the detail of operational responses.

However, garda revealed that a Liaison Officer is attached to the Irish Embassy in Paris and is in direct contact with the French authorities.

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