A controversial anti-gay and anti-Semitic US preacher has become the first person to be banned from Ireland under a 20-year-old Act, a media report said on Monday.
Steven Anderson, a pastor from Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist church, the BBC reported.
His website claimed that he was due to preach in Dublin on May 26.
It is the first time an exclusion order has been granted since the creation of the act 20 years ago.
Flanagan said he had signed the order "under my executive powers in the interests of public policy".
He has been banned from a number of countries, including the UK.
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