Irish Rugby Fans Warned Over F...


Irish Rugby Fans Warned Over French Strikes

Heather Lawrie
Heather Lawrie

05:16 12 Oct 2023

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Irish rugby fans are being warned that their plans could be disrupted over the weekend.

A "General Strike" of transport workers, teachers, doctors and civil servants are planned, in order to put pressure on the government and employers to raise wages.

Air traffic control, metro and rail services  are all reported to be affected.

France's official ATC union is not striking. However, some air traffic control at regional airports are involved.

The strike runs from this evening until 6am on Saturday morning.

Fifteen per cent of the flights to Beauvais are expected to be cancelled. However, if you're flying with Ryanair, you could be okay.

Talking to the Experts

Despite the situation, Eoghan Corry from Air and Travel Magazine doesn't think the Irish will be the worse affected.

Speaking about those flying to Paris, Eoghan said;

"The flights are going to be OK from where we're looking now... Not the same case in Marseille. Luckily, we're not in the other quarterfinal, which is being played in Marseille.”

Two Rugby World Cup quarter final matches will take place this weekend.

Wales go head to head against Argentina on Saturday in Marseille.

While, Ireland take on New Zealand .



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