Minister gives support to independence for Catalonia

One of our senior Government members says he believes in Catalan independence, but it has to be peaceful.

Junior Enterprise Minister John Halligan is contradicting the Taoiseach who claimed Ireland wouldn’t recognise the result of the Catalonian referendum which voted in favour of separating from Spain.

The region’s sacked President is due to make a public appearance in Belgium today after being charged with rebellion.

But John Halligan says he agrees with him: