Government says a small number of people in Ireland are being monitored closely after Brussels bombings.
The Irish Government is taking all “necessary steps” to counteract any potential terrorist attacks, the Minister for Justice has said following the Brussels bombings on Tuesday.
At least 34 people have been killed and many more injured after coordinated bomb attacks on the main airport and the Metro system in Brussels.
Francis Fitzgerald said An Garda Síochána was liaising with the relevant authorities in Brussels and international partners in the aftermath of the explosions.
“While it remains the case that there is no specific information about a threat to this country, as a country with the same values as our European partners, we are not immune,” she said.
“Today’s events in Brussels are another dreadful reminder of the savagery of terrorists who hold our values and democracy itself in deadly contempt.”