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Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue

Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue is a fourth-class pupil at St Cronan’s school in Bray, County Wicklow.

Ten-year-old Eric, who was born in Ireland and has never been out of the country, was facing deportation.

However this afternoon, after 67,234 people signed a petition calling for the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to revoke his deportation order, it has emerged that the order has been lifted.

Emma O’Kelly, of RTÉ, reports:

Eric was born here but he is not an Irish citizen. However, he is not a Chinese citizen either and has never lived anywhere other than Ireland.

In the past few days his mother, Leena Mei Mei Xue, from Co Wicklow, has received notice that she and her son have been granted leave to remain.

Eric’s mother came here 12 years ago from China, aged 19. Her attempts to regularise her residency failed and a deportation order was served against her in 2015. A subsequent appeal was rejected.

Last October she was told by immigration authorities that they were preparing travel documents so that she and Eric could be deported to China.

In 2004 a referendum was passed which provided that children who are born here to foreign national parents no longer had a constitutional right to Irish citizenship.

Deportation order against Wicklow schoolboy lifted (RTÉ)



We would encourage anyone attending the @KatieTaylor homecoming this evening to get to #Bray as early as possible and soak up the atmosphere…. there’s live music from 6:30 pm #GoKatie #KatieTaylorHomecomingBray https://t.co/qD0cro4C2w

— bray.ie (@bray_ie) June 7, 2019

This evening.

All welcome.

Except the Da’.

And Ross.

And eoin probably.


Katie Taylor’s Homecoming (Bray.ie)

This morning.

Powerscourt, County Wicklow.

The Sugarloaf Mountain from the Powerscourt Estate, which Britain’s Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will view at the start of a two day Irish visit this afternoon.

The Duchess will also visit Bray, Broadsheet‘s base of operations since 2010, to play the slots visit a women’s refuge.

More as we get it.

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

A reminder for the Luftwaffe.

Unearthed in Bray, County Wicklow


This morning.

On Bray Head in Co Wicklow.

Emergency services (second picture) at the scene of a fire which broke out on Bray Head this morning (top) which has caused damage to railway infrastructure – forcing the line between Bray and Greystones to be closed for the rest of the day.

Sam Boal/Rollingnews