Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan recently paid a visit to the 5th and 6th class pupils of The Heath National School, Portlaoise.
The children enjoyed a question and answer session, with Minister Flanagan explaining his role both as Minister and a TD for Laois.
The pupils posed some serious political questions to the Minister, and shared their own viewpoints.
Among the subjects discussed were the situation in Ukraine, relations within the European Union, the Northern Ireland peace process, Irish neutrality and Russian jets.
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