Cootehill campaigner demands end to US pre-clearance in Irish airports over Trump’s travel ban

The Communications Minister says Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban is ‘disgusting’.

The US President has already sacked the country’s acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to enforce the new immigration rules.

Cabinet will today discuss the impact of the ban on Irish airports.

Minister Denis Naughten told Galway Bay FM its important the Government get clarity on the issue.

Meanwhile, a Cootehill man has held a mini protest at Dublin Airport in opposition to Trump’s immigration policy.

Ruairi McKiernan protested yesterday about the fact that Dublin and Shannon Airports are some of the only airports in the world that have US immigration pre-clearance.

Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show today, Ruairi says the policy in Ireland is not only morally wrong, but also illegal.