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Anna King
Anna King

Disgraceful

Ellen Whitney
Ellen Whitney

GOD'S grace is sovereign! HE loves YOU! Keep praying and believing and know HIS will shall be done in spite of! May GOD bless you always and in ALL ways!

Liam Conboy
Liam Conboy
  • Ellen Whitney

Lovely comment Ellen... thank you and I agree... little bureaucrats don't have nearly the power they like to think they have.... just as well too as they can't be trusted to do the right thing as they have displayed... not only in this case... but time and time again!

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
Maryann Callanan

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

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

Katherine Southard Reece
Katherine Southard Reece
  • Maryann Callanan

International pressure does help...

Tobias Baltus
Tobias Baltus
  • Maryann Callanan

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

Gee Pucc
Gee Pucc
  • Maryann Callanan

FOX NEWS MIGHT GET IT OUT THERE!!!

Jeff Wright
Jeff Wright
  • Maryann Callanan

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

Elaine Williams
Elaine Williams
  • Maryann Callanan

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

Iain Courtney
Iain Courtney

I think this is an utter disgrace i think people dont realise how lucky they are i have a niece with downsand i treat her no different from anyone else this is shocking and hurts me to think that people judge people on their illness and not on the person we are all human why single certain people out its a sad world when people can stoop so low

Jacqueline White
Jacqueline White
  • Iain Courtney

how dare they invalidate someone in this way!!! agree totally with you cuz xx

Iain Courtney
Iain Courtney
  • Iain Courtney

Cheers jackie x

Jason Perry
Jason Perry

A total and utter disgrace, I would get in contact with the press and media. I have an Aunt who also has downs and I had no problem sorting her passport. Best of luck.

Liam Conboy
Liam Conboy
  • Jason Perry

Hi Jason... thank you and Pauline also never had a problem with her passport for decades... they also issued her a renewal in 2010 without any problem but then suddenly they claim to have got a "secret report" and they want it back... totally insane. If someone has a complaint to make about another person, they certainly should not be able to remain anonymous... what do they have to hide and why is Passport Office helping them and going against Pauline. Makes no sense but we hope that this...

Hi Jason... thank you and Pauline also never had a problem with her passport for decades... they also issued her a renewal in 2010 without any problem but then suddenly they claim to have got a "secret report" and they want it back... totally insane. If someone has a complaint to make about another person, they certainly should not be able to remain anonymous... what do they have to hide and why is Passport Office helping them and going against Pauline. Makes no sense but we hope that this will bring it all out in the open where people can see what is really going on. The innocent have nothing to hide... Pauline or me/my family who only want to help and support her are more than happy to have the full story come out in the media... we did nothing wrong... but someone did for sure and now they want to hide it.

Rose Farm
Rose Farm
  • Jason Perry

that is all so weird, a secret report?? What on earth? And how/why would it be sent to the passport office and not the guards?? If someone claimed that Pauline had done something illegal etc then surely she would have had to hear from the police and be allowed respond! Really hope it all gets sorted - not only that you get your passport back Pauline and can be as independent as possible - travelling whenever and whereever you want but also that you find out what this secret report is all about.

Pog Mo Hon
Pog Mo Hon

wtf is going on with the passport office I had a friend in a similier position he litterly went down to cork filled in the forms and refused to leave until he got his passport. he sat there all day and a few mins before closing they gave it to him. maybe if you went in into the office and just made enough of a annoyance of yourself you might get it. the problem with this civil servants is they are not actually human they are some highly advanced kind of robot from japan. in all...

wtf is going on with the passport office I had a friend in a similier position he litterly went down to cork filled in the forms and refused to leave until he got his passport. he sat there all day and a few mins before closing they gave it to him. maybe if you went in into the office and just made enough of a annoyance of yourself you might get it. the problem with this civil servants is they are not actually human they are some highly advanced kind of robot from japan. in all seriousness though at the moment everyone is comfortable with the situation make it their problem to solve. one last thing as far as i know under the equal status act of 2000 no one or company is allowed to discriminate based on disabilthy look try this print out the following http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2000/en/act/pub/0008/index.html print out the full legislation go down and wave it in their face (passport office) remind them that they are not allowed to withhold a passport based on the fact that you are disabled

Liam Conboy
Liam Conboy
  • Pog Mo Hon

Hi Seamus... we did just that last week and I have to smile about the "highly advanced robot from Japan"... it really feels that way.

Pog Mo Hon
Pog Mo Hon
  • Pog Mo Hon

on what grounds are they refusing the passport. get the grounds they are refusing the passport in writing. was she institutionalized in the past at any stage if so in order to secure funding for the institutionalization from the government the guards her parents her local gp a cousin or the "place" she was staying could have had her declared a ward of the court. this is a relatively simple matter for any solicitor. it is often done in the event someone gets ill and becomes "a danger to...

on what grounds are they refusing the passport. get the grounds they are refusing the passport in writing. was she institutionalized in the past at any stage if so in order to secure funding for the institutionalization from the government the guards her parents her local gp a cousin or the "place" she was staying could have had her declared a ward of the court. this is a relatively simple matter for any solicitor. it is often done in the event someone gets ill and becomes "a danger to him/herself. as far as i know it takes the signature of a gp and a shrink or something like that. once this is done what it basically means she has no rights as an adult and she is in the care or at least supposed to be in the care of the state. she could no more go oversees then a five year old child could. off hand this is the only thing i can think of check this out http://www.courts.ie/Courts.ie/library3.nsf/%28WebFiles%29/E6C1CF1ED06088A1802579050051CD90/$FILE/Wards%20of%20court%20booklet.pdf. that being said it is possible that in the event she has been made a ward of the court that it can be revoked i would be looking at the parents solicitor because it sounds like he or she may have done this to protect the family home from "wayword" people. not to cast aspersions but sometimes relatives have this done as a way of getting their hands on property or assets if someone has power of attorney declared over someone else they become the legal guardian they have the final say as to who get what and when furtherance to this is the fact that it could also be a specific person ie a soliciter a judge a relative, look the bottom line is that this sort of bs goes on all the time especially where there is money involved a half decent solicitor should be able to help if funds are that low then there is free legal advice under flac the free legal advice centre usually it is a free solicitor meeting once a month. in a pinch you might talk to the clerk of the court as sometimes they can point you in the right direction. i hope this helps somewhat its scary to think that the power of the state can be brought to bear against a citizen. it makes you appreciate the constitution all the more. please hit the reply button below this and let me know how it turns out ps one final thing go to the local citezen information office or try their website

Natashia Beukes
Natashia Beukes

What the hell. I work with down syndrome kids. They have better manners than my own kids to put it that way. Get over yourselves and give the lady her passport.

Natashia Beukes
Natashia Beukes
  • Natashia Beukes

Thanks for the update. That is awesome. Will keep praying.

Sarah Beavers
Sarah Beavers

Unbelievable all the power in the wron hands as flipping usual! Hope you get sorted out x x

Jan Oneill
Jan Oneill
  • Sarah Beavers

disgusting. xx

Cathie Grout
Cathie Grout

a friend sent me this. I can't believe the situation you are in. Am sharing with other like minded people and hope you will get to travel soon. Totally crazy!

Cathie Grout
Cathie Grout
  • Cathie Grout

have signed. This is unbelievable Bren!

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