John Halligan’s marriage questions during a job interview have been described as ‘shocking’.
The Junior Minister was fined yesterday for asking a female applicant if she had a husband and children.
He claims he wanted her to know the work hours could be flexible, but didn’t ask other candidates for similar information.
Tom Geraghty from the PSEU union – which represented the woman – says she was right to take a case.
One Fine Gael TD says she’s ‘spitting fire’ over the controversy.
However Kate O’Connell says she doesn’t think there was any malice – and he doesn’t need to resign.