Paul Friel
Paul Friel

People with disabilities should not be refused access on any form of transport public or otherwise, as they are human beings that have the same rights to be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect as you or I. Just because someone many looks different to you or anyone else does not give anybody the right to discriminate, and bearing in mind they are a paying customer too, are entitled to a high standard of service, and a safe journey without incident. I have met a number of people over...

People with disabilities should not be refused access on any form of transport public or otherwise, as they are human beings that have the same rights to be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect as you or I. Just because someone many looks different to you or anyone else does not give anybody the right to discriminate, and bearing in mind they are a paying customer too, are entitled to a high standard of service, and a safe journey without incident. I have met a number of people over the years with Downs Syndrome, and I would never treat them with nothing less than 100%, courtesy, dignity, respect, and good manners!, as I would like to be treated myself.

Marlene LaCombe
Marlene LaCombe
  • Paul Friel

Well said Paul! <3

Cici Coen de Peck
Cici Coen de Peck
  • Paul Friel

I have a sister and a son with Down syndrome, both travel internationally between Africa, Europe and the USA freely, without discrimination and are most often the best behaved, most enjoyable passengers on the flight. If my Sister and Son could not travel, my family would be divided too, family holidays, reunions, weddings, and events would be entirely incomplete. They are essential members of our family and have to be with us just as my parents and my brother and my uncles and cousins do....

I have a sister and a son with Down syndrome, both travel internationally between Africa, Europe and the USA freely, without discrimination and are most often the best behaved, most enjoyable passengers on the flight. If my Sister and Son could not travel, my family would be divided too, family holidays, reunions, weddings, and events would be entirely incomplete. They are essential members of our family and have to be with us just as my parents and my brother and my uncles and cousins do. No-one external to the family has the right to decide they cannot travel or be with their family, that is abusive. If the family takes responsibility for their expenses and care along the way...who in the world is to complain or restrain. My son is extremely independent as are many people with down syndrome. Travel and family time enables and enriches everyone's lives, we should promote it.

Margret Wrennstad
Margret Wrennstad
  • Paul Friel

The discrimination against dissableds are getting much worse :-(

Brandon McCullar
Brandon McCullar
  • Paul Friel

It still blows my mind how the world is these days. Its 2013 for crying out loud. We are all Gods children and discrimination between us is uncalled for. I wish the world could grow up and stop acting like a group of mis-behaved 5 year olds

Melissa Miller
Melissa Miller
  • Paul Friel

brandon i\\\

Steve Rocker
Steve Rocker
  • Paul Friel

To True weel Said

Lloyd Duff
Lloyd Duff
  • Paul Friel

I agree I have Austim and Im very indepedant yet I traveled to the UK and was allowed in so denying her that right is immoral and downright wrong.

Maryann Callanan Lundgaard

If, this is true, she needs to get it out in the news in Ireland. She needs to seek a lawyer who deals with discrimination and also the disabilities commission. She can ask for one who will do it pro bono. Get in on the news in Ireland.

Helen Harrelson
Helen Harrelson
  • Maryann Callanan Lundgaard

and get it on all the local news channels in the states also

Katherine Southard Reece
Katherine Southard Reece
  • Maryann Callanan Lundgaard

International pressure does help...

Tobias Baltus
Tobias Baltus
  • Maryann Callanan Lundgaard

That's right! But why didn#t she do it? This whole story sounds strange and unplausible!

Gee Pucc
Gee Pucc
  • Maryann Callanan Lundgaard

FOX NEWS MIGHT GET IT OUT THERE!!!

Jeff Wright
Jeff Wright
  • Maryann Callanan Lundgaard

Me has contact several people in Ireland about this as well as forwarded the story to CNN

Elaine Williams
Elaine Williams
  • Maryann Callanan Lundgaard

this is not right Pauline you are in my prayers and thoughts, I hope that you get your passport back very soon.

Shannon Hollingworth
Shannon Hollingworth

That is not fair at all! People with Disabilities should be allowed to travel.

Lis Hansen
Lis Hansen

I wish you all the best, Pauline...and hope you will soon be on your way to Florida!

Nuala O'Meara
Nuala O'Meara

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!!! You deserve to see your Family.

Carl Charlesworth
Carl Charlesworth

Good luck Pauline. Your situation is ridiculous & disgusting. My wonderful brother has Down's Syndrome & if this happened to him I would go absolutely bonkers! I am sure you will be in the Florida sunshine very soon!

Geri Jones
Geri Jones

Denied her rights, why she is a human being able to look after herself on a flight for Gods sake let her have her life to live free from absurd restrictions!

Richard Coates
Richard Coates

If this is true it is disgusting to hear this. I had an injury 2 years ago which left me in a wheelchair and with all the meds am on my wife has to fill in all mmy documentation as am not always with it and I will be renewing my passport next year and hope this does not happen to me as I don't get away very often and to have that right taken away from me our anyone else is completly disgusting and wrong. I hope u manage to get this sorted asap and u can get away and enjoy your life with your family in a better country

Heather Davis
Heather Davis

This is outrageous !!!! GIVE BACK HER PASSPORT !

Good honey x

Jamie Menge
Jamie Menge

Signed~ I pray God send u over sea to be with your family as well as you deserved it. Good luck & God bless. Huggies from North Dakota, USA.

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