Australia has updated its travel advice for Ireland to warn of 'tensions' in the run up the 1916 Centenary celebrations.
The advice says that "Tensions between dissident republicans and unionists have increased in the lead up to the centenary of the Easter Rising (24-29 April )," and that "You should avoid all protests and demonstrations, including those associated with Northern Ireland, as they may turn violent,"
"Instances of civil disorder can rapidly escalate into violence and you should avoid them wherever possible, including through careful monitoring of the media and following the advice of local authorities," according to its smarttraveller.gov.au website.
While the level alert for Ireland has not changed, Australians are advised by the government that conditions can "change suddenly" and that they should "exercise normal safety precautions".
While the official State commemorations of the Rising were centered on Easter, the calendar anniversary falls between April 24-29.
Via The Independent