Tara O’Halloran questions department’s attitude to husband’s Chinese detention

Businessman Richard O’Halloran has been unable to leave Shanghai since February 2019, and his wife Tara has now asked whether the Department of Foreign Affairs is treating his situation with seriousness

10th October, 2021
Tara O’Halloran questions department’s attitude to husband’s Chinese detention
Richard O’Halloran has been unable to leave Shanghai since February 2019. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The wife of an Irish businessman has questioned how seriously the Department of Foreign Affairs is taking the “atrocity” of her husband’s 31-month detention in China, as no tangible progress appears to have been made in bringing him home.

Writing on Twitter, Tara O’Halloran asked whether Richard O’Halloran’s detention was “even mentioned” at a recent meeting between Joe Hackett, the new secretary general of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and...

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