The Government has decided to allow a Leaving Cert student who was deported to Nigeria last week to return for six months to complete his studies.
Earlier this week, Justice Minister Michael McDowell flatly rejected calls for Olunkunle Eluhanla to be allowed to return to Ireland.
However, at a hastily arranged press conference this morning, Mr McDowell said he had reflected on the matter overnight and had decided that his original decision was wrong.
The u-turn is righting the terrible wrong done by McDowell’s decision last week. The socialist party in Ireland among many others were campaigning for kunle’s return to finish his leaving cert here in Ireland. The young students of his school in west Dublin ran a short sharp campaign which has ended in the u-turning of the justice minister of ireland.