[Children’s minister Charles Flanagan outside Leinster House, Dublin today]
“My determination is to ensure all of the issues are dealt with in a way which is comprehensive,” said Mr Charlie] Flanagan. He added that it was essential the facts were established and a “light was shone on this dark period”.
He’s all light and heart.
“They can’t earn money. They can’t earn, if you like, a living. What the State does is provides a sum of €19 a week. Of course it’s insufficient but this is the direct provision regime.”
Charlie Flanagan, January 2014.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)