Donegal Deputy says Environment Minister must clarify his position

The Environment Minister is under fire, after giving assurances to some of his constituents in Co. Kilkenny that a Traveller family wouldn't be housed in their locality.

A spokesperson for Phil Hogan has told the Irish Daily Mail that a letter on the matter was sent from his constituency office, signed on his behlaf by a secretary.

Sinn Féin's Donegal North-East Deputy Padriag MacLochlain wants a Dáil statement from Minister Hogan.

And he's calling on the Minister to clarify his position: