Statement by Minister Coveney on Richard O’Halloran consular case
Statement28 January 2022
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., is pleased to confirm that the travel restrictions placed on Mr. Richard O’Halloran in China have now been lifted, enabling him to return home to Ireland shortly.
The Minister said that "This has been a difficult time for Mr. O’Halloran and his family. The Government has been actively engaged on the matter throughout and is delighted it has reached a successful result. The Minister wishes to acknowledge the recent cooperation of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland and of the Chinese authorities, and to thank all those who have assisted in achieving this positive outcome.
The Minister wishes Mr. O’Halloran a happy reunion with his family.