Halligan to be briefed on international political tensions

John Halligan will be briefed on international political tensions by the Department of Foreign Affairs today.

Halligan to be briefed on international political tensions

John Halligan will be briefed on international political tensions by the Department of Foreign Affairs today.

The move comes after the Junior Minister said he wanted to travel to North Korea on a peace mission.

He has been called into Iveagh House in Dublin for a briefing after arriving back from a government trip to Thailand.

Education Minister Richard Bruton said Halligan was wrong to try to deal with a despotic country.

"North Korea is not a country with which we should be seeking to develop relations," he said.

"It is a very despotic regime. It has a really bad human rights record. It is actively pursuing threats to its neighbouring country South Korea,

"I think the idea was a mistake. That has been acknowledged by the independent alliance," he added.

More in this section

War of Independence Podcast

A special four-part series hosted by Mick Clifford

Available on
www.irishexaminer.com/podcasts

Commemorating 100 years since the War of Independence

Home Delivery
logo-ie

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

Have the Irish Examiner delivered to your door. No delivery charge. Just pay the cover price.