Strikes affect travel to and from France

Irish flights and ferries to and from France face disruption today, as tens of thousands of people go on strike.

Thousands of people have protested in French cities against a crackdown on illegal Roma immigrants.

French unions are staging a series of nationwide strikes and protests later amid protest over pension reforms.

President Nicolas Sarkozy's idea would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 and their parliament is debating the issue later today

Eurostar trains between Paris and London are expected to run normally.

Intending passengers to France are advised to check with their airline or ferry company before they travel.

Unions in France say everything from public transport to schools and telecommunications will be affected.

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