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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Limerick man says he won’t evacuate from Beirut

A Limerick native who spoke to Irish media today says he’s not going to flee his new home and new job in the city of Beiruit, Lebanon due to the rising tensions.

His name is Liam Fitzgerald and he is originally from Ballyagran in the county. He is managing a gym complex in the center of the bombarded city but says he’s happy with his decision to stay on and stick it out. The UN has even decided that all of its non essential personnel should leave the city.

A group of 80 evacuees - most of whom are Irish - will fly home tonight from Dubai where they arrived from Damascus.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, has said more Irish citizens have assembled in Beirut to await evacuation from Lebanon.50 people, we hear will be evacuated tomorrow.

Stay safe Liam!

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