'Common sense' - Offaly TD reacts to Laois Minister's family deportation decision

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'A victory for common sense' - Offaly TD welcomes deportation decision on Tullamore family

'A victory for common sense' - Offaly TD welcomes deportation decision on Tullamore family

A deportation decision by the Department overseen by Laois TD and Minister Charlie Flanagan involving a family living in Tullamore has been welcomed by Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen.

Deputy Cowen said the decision of the Department of Justice to grant leave to remain for Nonso, Victor and Chidiebere Muojeke in Ireland is a victory for common sense and one which the community in Tullamore welcomes. 

A big campaign was mounted in the Offaly town this year to halt deportation.

“Nonso and Victor have both been issued with a Stamp Two: Leave to Remain permission while their mother, Chidiebere has been issued with a Stamp One: Leave to Remain permission.

"I was thrilled to have been able to support the Save Nonso and the Muojeke family from deportation campaign in the Dáil. The two boys and their mother have been part and parcel of the Tullamore community for many years, and it would have flown in the face of common sense to send them back to a country they didn’t know.

“This is great news for all of them and the local campaign who stood behind the family over the past number of months,” concluded Dep Cowen.

No statement has been issued by the Department of Justice.