European Ministers for Justice, including Frances Fitzgerald, are holding an extraordinary meeting in Brussels this afternoon to discuss ways of enhancing security amongst member states in light of the Brussels bombings.
The emergency meeting was arranged in the wake of the attacks on Tuesday which left 31 people dead, 61 critically injured and 250 wounded.
Speaking in Brussels, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said Ireland will arm some Gardaí at Dublin airport as a response to the attacks in Europe and heighten overall security.
“No country is immune from this type of terrorism.” She said.
“We have no specific information that would suggest Ireland is at risk, but clearly it is the democratic way of life and democratic values that are being challenged by terrorists.
“We have to take every security precaution that we can and An Garda Síochána are doing that and the armed patrols are a response to that.”