Ministers told not to attend Taiwan national day events

Government says taking part in celebrations could provoke strong reaction from China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at her inauguration in Taipei in  May.  Taiwan celebrates what it calls its National Day on October 10th. Ireland does not maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Getty Images

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at her inauguration in Taipei in May. Taiwan celebrates what it calls its National Day on October 10th. Ireland does not maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Getty Images

Government Ministers have been advised not to attend any celebrations marking the Taiwanese national day.

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