Mannix Gantley

WATH ARE YOU AFRAID OF DOWNSE IS BEAUTIFUL MAKES THANKFUL TO BE SO LUCKY

Carol Magee
Carol Magee

I really hope you get your passport back your rights have been abused, bloody disgraceful keep fighting till you get it back.

Kirsten Conboy
Kirsten Conboy

HUGE thanks to everyone who has helped Pauline have a voice. Her story is finally being heard and we are hoping it will correct this giant wrong.

Gina Colantuoni
Gina Colantuoni
  • Kirsten Conboy

wow! over 50k! amazing! I hope she is in florida soon enough.

Kirsten Conboy
Kirsten Conboy
  • Kirsten Conboy

Us too, this really did help and hopefully no one will ever have to go through something like this again.

Helena Peters
Helena Peters
  • Kirsten Conboy

appeal to UK home office. the information comisioner office. the prime minister. point out the breaches in human and civil rites as well as UK and eu laws. write to your president as well.

Ruth Condra
Ruth Condra
  • Kirsten Conboy

Rep of Ireland is not part of the UK, No appeal to any British governmental organisation is either helpful or appropriate. This is a matter for the Irish Government and its agencies. This is not generally news to most ;-)

Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson

Sorry I maybe really thick here but if she has a passport which would've been granted and possibly countersigned by her mother, why can't she leave the country. sorry if I'm being blonde but what reason is given as to why she can't leave the country? X

Ashley Ghastlybrainwig Cambridge
Ashley Ghastlybrainwig Cambridge
  • Rachel Johnson

rachel, not read this story but just this week on my way home a woman had boarded my flight with the aid of attendants. she was elderly and handicapped. she obviously had a passport. but it was found under discussion that she could not take care of herself during the flight. the airline then decided that she could not fly under these conditions and took her off the plane and said they would contact a member of her family for her. just one reason why although you have a passport you may not be able to fly.

Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson
  • Rachel Johnson

Fair enough. Im sure the article stated family where with her. It'd be interesting to know I'd she lives independently if that's the case.

Liam Conboy
Liam Conboy
  • Rachel Johnson

Thank you Rachel for your support and post, which raises a few questions that should be clarified. Pauline's passport was recalled and then cancelled largely due to a failure of the passport office to either properly understand or abide by the law that governs them... that is... the Passports Act 2008. If they received a "report" as they claimed... that report should be made available to Pauline and those that advocate on her behalf so that we may know what it says and be able to address any...

Thank you Rachel for your support and post, which raises a few questions that should be clarified. Pauline's passport was recalled and then cancelled largely due to a failure of the passport office to either properly understand or abide by the law that governs them... that is... the Passports Act 2008. If they received a "report" as they claimed... that report should be made available to Pauline and those that advocate on her behalf so that we may know what it says and be able to address any questions it might have raised. I would say that either the report doesn't exist or it contains lies and the Passport office are probably too embarrassed to admit they acted on a frivolous or untrue report without first checking it's validity. Pauline has always travelled with family in the past and she would be accompanied by family on any trips she wishes to take in the future. She has flown transatlantic numerous times without problem and she enjoys the excitement and fun of travelling just as we all do. The question of living independently is one that cannot be addressed properly in a short post here because it is so relative. I would say though that in reality, most of us don't live entirely independently either as we all rely on someone for assistance now and then. For example, since my wife is in Ireland caring for Pauline, I had to rely on our adult daughter to show me how to do the laundry properly... embarrassing I know but true nevertheless :-). Most of us get a plumber or electrician in to repair things we don't know how to repair ourselves etc. Pauline can live relatively independently too but she needs assistance with certain tasks just like we all do. Pauline may need more assistance than most of us but that's okay... that's what family is for... to help each other and support each other and Pauline has that and I should also mention that Ireland has wonderful people working in Care organizations that provide assistance for people with disabilities. In addition to family care, Pauline has received excellent care and assistance down through the years from a wonderful organization with truly caring staff... Western Care Association in Ireland. The problem here is purely a bureuacratic error that needs to be fixed and I'm sure it will be... thanks to the support of each everyone that has signed this petition for Pauline. Thank you so much everyone!

Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson
  • Rachel Johnson

hey thank you for the reply. In regards to the living independantly thing i meant it in sense of does she live on her own with carers or in a care type home which would tie in with the flying independantly. As in my eyes if she can live independantly then theres no reason why i can see that she can't fly on her own, but you answered that question for me as she flies with family. Which is fair enough. so basically they took the passport because of an unknown report filed and thats the reason...

hey thank you for the reply. In regards to the living independantly thing i meant it in sense of does she live on her own with carers or in a care type home which would tie in with the flying independantly. As in my eyes if she can live independantly then theres no reason why i can see that she can't fly on her own, but you answered that question for me as she flies with family. Which is fair enough. so basically they took the passport because of an unknown report filed and thats the reason she can't fly. Its not fair bless her heart. I hope this gets sorted soon.

Danny Bairdmoves
Danny Bairdmoves

Wow the mind boggles! Why do those in power find it so hard to admit they've made a mistake. As I'm sure it is. If its not a mistake then it's completely inhuman discrimination against a disabled woman who has the same rights (including to travel) as anybody else. The people who have caused all this mess and distress should take a long hard look in the mirror....

Liam Conboy
Liam Conboy
  • Danny Bairdmoves

Hi Daniel... it seems to me also that the problem now is one of just an inability to admit they made a mistake. When the mistake was pointed out to them over a year ago, it was a simple matter to have corrected it and that would have been the end of it. But they didn't or wouldn't correct it and instead tried to cover it up and at every step went on to make the situation worse and worse until it came to this point. Anyone can make a mistake.. and that's okay... but the repeated failure to...

Hi Daniel... it seems to me also that the problem now is one of just an inability to admit they made a mistake. When the mistake was pointed out to them over a year ago, it was a simple matter to have corrected it and that would have been the end of it. But they didn't or wouldn't correct it and instead tried to cover it up and at every step went on to make the situation worse and worse until it came to this point. Anyone can make a mistake.. and that's okay... but the repeated failure to correct a mistake when it is brought to their attention is not.

Danny Bairdmoves
Danny Bairdmoves
  • Danny Bairdmoves

It's sad it's affected Pauline so much when they simply needed to apologise to her and correct the mistake swiftly. Isn't that what kids are taught?

Nia Jenkins
Nia Jenkins

This is awful but petitions don't solve anything usually.
I don't know why your first call would be to a solicitor, not a petition?
I'm disabled myself and if this happened to me, I'd get the law involved.

Frederick Sidney Cook
Frederick Sidney Cook
  • Nia Jenkins

Very true Nia , but you are a highly motivated emancepated Welsh Girl.

Nia Jenkins
Nia Jenkins
  • Nia Jenkins

Thank you :)
I suppose there are people who are never told they are equal. So many people thinking they have superiority over others means the people who are often in need of help are the ones who are told they don't deserve it.

Kirsten Conboy
Kirsten Conboy
  • Nia Jenkins

The petition was not the first step. This was the last resort as all other options have been exhausted over the past year back and forth with various government bodies, solicitors etc all not willing to admit that a HUGE mistake has been made by the passport office.

Kirsten Conboy
Kirsten Conboy

Update: Pauline's Facebook page has been disabled (someone against her must have reported it). She can only get it back up with a copy of a government issued ID like a passport. She has been denied her passport. What kind of cruel, evil people would try to stand in the way of her getting what she wants? Only the most vile, rotten to the core kind of person would do such a thing. This petition however proves there is a much larger group of good hearted people on her side.

Mary Loy
Mary Loy
  • Kirsten Conboy

Hi Kirsten. Please can you say why this story has not made the Newspapers TV Radio news etc here in ireland. I have sent email to passport office but I cannot understand why you and your family have not made this story more puplic.

Liam Conboy
Liam Conboy
  • Kirsten Conboy

Hi Mary.. the newspapers are going to carry this story but it takes time because they have to have their legal departments check through all the correspondence to make sure they are reporting accurately.. and I agree it is important to make sure the issues are truthfully reported so that something like this can never happen in Ireland or anywhere else again. Thanks so much for your support!

Elizabeth Flood
Elizabeth Flood
  • Kirsten Conboy

maybe someone might have something against her family and dont want her to live with them

Corey Dobbs
Corey Dobbs

You do realise a petition won't solve anything right? Also this is clearly bullshit.

Richard Seamon
Richard Seamon
  • Corey Dobbs

Is it? When you say things like this you need to explain why otherwise you just look, oh I don't know, somebody think of a word...

Corey Dobbs
Corey Dobbs
  • Corey Dobbs

Because i said so and I'm always right I'm the princess i make the rules.

Kirsten Conboy
Kirsten Conboy
  • Corey Dobbs

Corey, we have tried everything else so we figured trying to get some people on our side would be a good thing. Also, no bullshit here it's 100% real. Thanks :)

Karen Jestico
Karen Jestico

yes disabled people are humans , but our government is trying to get other members of the public to see differently , and to take away there rights , this is not right and very unfair I hope this woman gets the right to travel.

Becky Boo Bethune-Twigg

Has it been returned yet?

Liam Conboy
Liam Conboy
  • Becky Boo Bethune-Twigg

I'm sorry to report that the failure to do the right thing and return Pauline's passport and restore her rights is still ongoing.

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