Gardaí will need to review measures after Nice attack - Fitzgerald

The garda comissioner has linked with her French counterparts

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The Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says gardaí will need to review security measures here in light of the recent attacks in Nice and Turkey.

Her calls come after 84 people were killed during Bastille celebrations and Turkey endured a failed military coup on Friday.

Nice's famous Promenade des Anglais, the scene of the attack, is strewn with flowers.

But it has been re-opened and is once again flooded with tourists.

While in Turkey, concerns have been expressed over a crackdown following the failed coup.

Turkey has reportedly suspended almost 8,000 police officers following Friday's failed coup.

A total of 8,777 public officials, also including 30 governors and more than 50 high-ranking civil servants have been removed from their posts - while 103 generals and admirals are among those arrested, according to Turkish media.

The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned that the bloc would send "a strong message" about the need for protecting the rule of law.

"There is no excuse for any steps that take the country away from that," she added.

Ms Fitzgerald was speaking to Cork's 96fm and she said we have to be vigilant.