Irish schools warned to cancel any trips to Paris
Irish schools have been warned to cancel any trips they have organised or are planning to organise to the French capital.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, provided updated travel advice today for Irish schools intending to travel through the Île-de-France region.
The advice was issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs after receiving updated instructions from the French Ministry for Education.
Speaking earlier, Minister Flanagan said: “I ask Irish schools planning trips to France in the coming days to actively engage with their tour operators, airlines and with any partner schools in France that they may be coordinating their trips with.
“While these new instructions from the French authorities may cause some inconvenience to affected schools, we must take all security instructions very seriously.
“My Department and our Embassy in Paris continues to work closely with the French authorities at this time.”