Garrett Fitzgerald quarantined in France amid fears of swine flu outbreak

Former Taoiseach Garrett Fitzgerald is among 20 Irish nationals who have been quarantined at a French chateau over fears of a swine flu outbreak.

A village doctor in the central Auvergne region recommended the precautionary measure after a young couple from the chateau presented with flu-like symptoms.

French police say the results of tests to see if this is an outbreak of the virus will be known tomorrow.

The 83-year-old served as Taoiseach from 1981 to 1987.


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