I don't think embassies cover anybody's medical bills abroad.
Ours do. Within reason.
"So far the campaign page has raised €19,089" - so this amount was probably collected before the publication in the Irish media.
Its at 33,000 euro plus now. And the journal is a puff piece online paper. Great for candid articles, pretty useless for everything else.
The story was in the Irish Times 24 hours before the journal.ie picked it up.
The girl had medical insurance in Ireland
VHI? Maybe, I dont know.
All legal residents are entitled to practically free healthcare in public hospitals. The hospital she was in is not a private hospital. So I doubt she had VHI.
Actually, we have no governmental jet. The last one crashed near Smoleńsk. She can't go by ambulance and medical flights are very expensive.
Iam well aware of the Smoleńsk tragedy. I was talking about our jet. I am surprised her friend did not contact the Minister for Foreign Affairs to try and arrange a cheaper mode of transport. Gilmore is a decent skin and I have no doubt that he would have made it available to her and fam.
I understand she needs her medical equipment to be on board with her at all times, so normal air travel is out of the question. But charging 20 odd large to fly here home seems rather excessive.
A very sad tale and I hope she gets to enjoy her final moments with her fam and in her homeland.