This is absurd. My lovely aunt with Down's syndrome LOVES her foreign holidays, it's something she very much looks forward to and now that I have the pleasure of going with her, I do too!
The excuse the Irish passport service are giving for this lady that she would not understand the application process is completely absurd and irrelevant. It doesn't matter whether she can understand the application or not. Babies have to have passports these days!
Please sign this petition to try to get Pauline Conboy's passport sorted once and for all.
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Eamon Gilmore (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ireland) recalled and cancelled Pauline Conboy's passport on December 16, 2011. Pauline is my sister and she was born with Down's Syndrome but that is no excuse to take advantage of her and deprive her of her rights! Neither Eamon Gilmore nor his staff have been able to provide a valid, legal or lawful reason for their action against Pauline. …
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