Flanagan concerned at Trump’s Muslim country travel ban

Irish Times | Jan 29th, 2017

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, says he shares “the concerns of other EU partners” at ban introduced by president Donald Trump barring entry to people from seven mainly Muslim countries.

Mr Trump, on Friday placed a 90-day block on entry to the US by people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia on Friday, saying the move would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks.

The US embassy in Dublin confirmed on Saturday it was implementing the ban at its immigration pre clearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon airports.

The embassy said scheduled visa interviews with people from the listed countries would not now go ahead.

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