Workers throughout the country are being asked to observe a minutes silence in their workplaces at 11am today, in solidarity with the people of France as they begin three days of national mourning.
The call by the National Union of Journalists is being supported by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
#JesuisCharlie has become the adopted hashtag and workers are encouraged to tweet pictures of their solidarity action using that hashtag.
ish Secretary Séamus Dooley said there was public revulsion at what had happened in Paris yesterday. “We stand with the people of France but especially with the families of those who were killed because of their profession, as journalists and guardians of the peace.
By tweeting pictures Irish workers would be sending a strong message of solidarity but also defending the right to freedom of expression.”
The NUJ will announce details of a public event to be held in Dublin on Saturday morning later today.