Irish Citizen's family outraged that the state won't provide Medevac

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Family of Irish citizen criticise Government after he was shot in Libya

An Irish citizen moves to Tripoli and gets shot. He has to be brought to Tunisia for medical treatment. He eventually gets back to Ireland he has to have his foot removed because it turned septic. The family are outraged that they were not provided with a flight to bring back to Ireland straight away at the taxpayer's expense.

His mother, Patricia Fitzpatrick, said she was “gobsmacked” when the Department said it did not have a budget to help him get back to Ireland for treatment. “You don’t expect a thing like that to happen to your son. He was raised in Ireland, he worked in Dunnes Stores and paid taxes. We didn’t have the money. Is a child’s life not more important?”
Why did he go to Libya? It is a war zone. Also should the state be providing an ambulance service for citizens who head to dangerous parts of the globe. It is made clear on the DFA website that consular assistance can be provided but the stae cannot pay for any medical expenses.
 


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Family of Irish citizen criticise Government after he was shot in Libya

An Irish citizen moves to Tripoli and gets shot. He has to be brought to Tunisia for medical treatment. He eventually gets back to Ireland he has to have his foot removed because it turned septic. The family are outraged that they were not provided with a flight to bring back to Ireland straight away at the taxpayer's expense.



Why did he go to Libya? It is a war zone. Also should the state be providing an ambulance service for citizens who head to dangerous parts of the globe. It is made clear on the DFA website that consular assistance can be provided but the stae cannot pay for any medical expenses.
This is what travel insurance is for.
 

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did we force him to go to Libya or something?
 

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Family of Irish citizen criticise Government after he was shot in Libya

An Irish citizen moves to Tripoli and gets shot. He has to be brought to Tunisia for medical treatment. He eventually gets back to Ireland he has to have his foot removed because it turned septic. The family are outraged that they were not provided with a flight to bring back to Ireland straight away at the taxpayer's expense.



Why did he go to Libya? It is a war zone. Also should the state be providing an ambulance service for citizens who head to dangerous parts of the globe. It is made clear on the DFA website that consular assistance can be provided but the stae cannot pay for any medical expenses.
Another Campaign for SFs Lyn Boylan to head up.
 

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Have they heard of "insurance policy"?
 

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Did we miss where they criticised the Libyan government for the same thing......
 

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"Mr Duibi is an Irish citizen who grew up in Dublin but moved with his family to Tripoli five years ago."

I'm surprised that he got free hospital treatment in Ireland if he has been resident in Libya for the past 5 years.

Entitlement to health services is primarily based on residency and means, rather than on your payment of tax or pay-related social insurance (PRSI). Any person, regardless of nationality, who is accepted by the Health Service Executive (HSE) as being ordinarily resident in Ireland has eligibility to health services. You are ordinarily resident if you are living in Ireland and have lived here, or intend to live here, for at least one year.
 

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memberships has its privileges "Irish passport, that will do nicely" :? the sense of entitlement is something else
 

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Family of Irish citizen criticise Government after he was shot in Libya

An Irish citizen moves to Tripoli and gets shot. He has to be brought to Tunisia for medical treatment. He eventually gets back to Ireland he has to have his foot removed because it turned septic. The family are outraged that they were not provided with a flight to bring back to Ireland straight away at the taxpayer's expense.



Why did he go to Libya? It is a war zone. Also should the state be providing an ambulance service for citizens who head to dangerous parts of the globe. It is made clear on the DFA website that consular assistance can be provided but the stae cannot pay for any medical expenses.
Apparently having worked in Dunnes Stores entitles you to a government funded air taxi from anywhere in the World!


I am less surprised by this story than the fact that the IT thought it was newsworthy without any seeming questioning and also to put it on the front page.....WTF!!!
 

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Apparently having worked in Dunnes Stores entitles you to a government funded air taxi from anywhere in the World!


I am less surprised by this story than the fact that the IT thought it was newsworthy without any seeming questioning and also to put it on the front page.....WTF!!!
Yes I have to ask the same question.
 

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Apparently having worked in Dunnes Stores entitles you to a government funded air taxi from anywhere in the World!


I am less surprised by this story than the fact that the IT thought it was newsworthy without any seeming questioning and also to put it on the front page.....WTF!!!

The dwindling readership of the IT love seeing photos of women called Patricia Fitzpatrick or somesuch wearing towels on their head - it makes them feel all warm and cosmopolitan and tolerant and inclusive and fuzzy inside!

If we're really lucky, Una Mullally will write a column about this latest injustice - far, far worse than that inflicted on poor Ibrahim Halawa by our heartless government - later this week!
 

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Family of Irish citizen criticise Government after he was shot in Libya

An Irish citizen moves to Tripoli and gets shot. He has to be brought to Tunisia for medical treatment. He eventually gets back to Ireland he has to have his foot removed because it turned septic. The family are outraged that they were not provided with a flight to bring back to Ireland straight away at the taxpayer's expense.



Why did he go to Libya? It is a war zone. Also should the state be providing an ambulance service for citizens who head to dangerous parts of the globe. It is made clear on the DFA website that consular assistance can be provided but the stae cannot pay for any medical expenses.
Any idea why he was shot? Isn't dreadful how so many "Irish Citizens" accidentally seems to get shot and Imprisoned in these Islamic States. No doubt this misfortune was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 

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Any idea why he was shot? Isn't dreadful how so many "Irish Citizens" accidentally seems to get shot and Imprisoned in these Islamic States. No doubt this misfortune was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"How so many"?.... it has been 2, right?
 

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Would Turbidy not have a whip round the RTE canteen to fly him home so he can entertain us with stories of whatever heroics he has been upto in Libya.
 

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He can pay for his own flight home, why should the taxpayers have to foot the bill.
 


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