Kildare TD reaches out to people of Paris after terror attacks

Kildare TD Martin Heydon said his thoughts and prayers are with residents of Paris after more than 40 people were killed in co-ordinated terrorist attacks. For anybody concerned about loved ones, the Irish embassy in Patis can be contacted at: +33144176700. French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency and ordered the closure of the country's borders after multiple terror attacks in Paris left at least 39 people dead tonight. "Terrorists want us to be scared. In the face of terror we must be united. We will vanquish these terrorists," he said. Mr Hollande said military personnel were being deployed around Paris and that people should have faith in the security forces. President Michael D. Higgins has expressed his shock at the attacks and said that "all of our thoughts are with the people of France". President Higgins said: "I have been shocked to learn of and view the images of the terrible events unfolding in Paris this evening.

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