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28/09/2021

Girlfriend of Irish man shot in Paris says they are lucky to be alive

The girlfriend of the Corkman who was shot in the Paris terror attacks and survived has said they are lucky to be alive. Katie Healy, from Co Louth was in the Bataclan concert hall with her boyfriend David Nolan when so-called Islamic State militants killed 89 people there. More than 130 died in the attacks. Mr Nolan was shot in the leg and later treated in hospital. Speaking on RTÉ’s Nine O’Clock News, Ms Healy said that her boyfriend protected her while gunmen starting firing at the crowd. She said Mr Nolan threw himself on top of her twice and covered her to make sure her head and chest were covered as best he could. She said: "People we stood and danced with died and we watched them die as we lay down and played dead. We are beyond lucky."

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