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Justice Minister Distances Himself From Fine Gael Candidate's Comments On Asylum Seekers

She's come under fire for her comments ahead of the by-election.

Justice Minister and Laois TD Charlie Flanagan says the comments made by Verona Murphy about asylum seekers are unacceptable. 

The Fine Gael by-election candidate for Wexford had previously said some asylum seekers would need to be "de-programmed" before coming to Ireland, but has since apologised.

Fianna Fail's Justice Spokesperson Jim O'Callaghan says some people in Fine Gael need to be reminded that it is a criminal offence to make comments which are likely to stir up hatred against certain groups.

Minister Flanagan is distancing himself from her remarks:

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