Harris criticises Newstalk’s Hook over ‘regrettable’ tweet

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said George Hook’s comments about the case of a nine-year-old boy facing deportation as “regrettable”.

The Newstalk presenter tweeted about Eric Zhi Ying Xue, who is facing deportation.

Harris made representations to the Department of Justice to prevent the deportation, a move which was criticised by Hook in a series of tweets. “With trolly numbers at world record levels, Minister @SimonHarrisTD is worried – about a Chinese ...