Our thoughts & prayers with the Kilcorney man who played role in safeguarding the lives of his girlfriend and others, during the haenous attacks in Paris last Friday. They were attending the concert in the Bataclan Theatre when terrorists entered the hall and sprayed gunfire into the crowd. Unfortunately he was injured, and remains in hospital, where he is stable, and has his family at his side. We sincerely hope that hope he makes full and speedy recovery.
We’d also like to offer our thoughts and support to all of our many friends in France at this most difficult time.
Patricia Messenger from C103FM had the following piece on her show this morning:
Irishman shot in Bataclan praised for shielding his girlfriend – Irish Independent
Irish citizen stable after being shot at Bataclan – Irish Times
‘We said our goodbyes when we realised what was happening us’ – Young Irish couple ‘beyond lucky’ to survive Paris terror attack – Irish Independant
Audio: Irish survivors of Paris attacks ‘beyond lucky’ to survive – David’s Girlfriend Katie describes what happened on the 9 o clock news – RTÉ One. It’s also on the 9 News on RTÉ Player from 10:45 to 13:46 (16th Nov) 3mins long
Irish couple ‘played dead’ as gunmen carried out attacks – Irish Times
Young Irish survivor hailed as a hero after Paris theatre massacre – Irish Independent
“We said our goodbyes.” – Irish couple’s miraculous escape from Bataclan horror – Katie Healy described how her and her boyfriend escaped despite him being shot – Journal.ie
Audio: ‘I saw the gunman’s foot directly beside us’ – Katie did an interview with NewsTalk Radio (17th Nov) 8mins 20secs long
Irish couple played dead to avoid being killed in Paris concert hall (Irish Central 18th Nov)
Paris Massachre was David’s second time cheating death (the Corkman 19th Nov)
Together we will heal – David will have long recovery after Paris shooting (the Corkman 19th Nov)
TV: Katie appeared on the Ray D’Arcy Show (RTÉ One – 21st Nov) (from 00:00 to 18:25)
Wounded Irishman to be honoured at ceremony in Paris – The French Ambassador to Ireland, Jean-Pierre Thebault, has told TDs and senators that the family and friends of David Nolan will be honoured at the special commemorative ceremony at the historic Les Invalides (Evening Herald)
Love got us through the Bataclan attack – now our precious baby girl is helping heal the pain – Snuggling in her mother’s arms is the precious baby girl who has brought light into the lives of Bataclan survivors Katie Healy and David Nolan. The Irish couple were inches from death during the massacre in the Paris concert hall when, terrified, they whispered their last goodbyes, never imagining they’d live to have children. (June 2017)
What a truly incredible story of survival from Katie Healy and David Nolan, the two Irish people who escaped from the Bataclan in #Paris.
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