Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Transport Mark Daly has called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to ensure that Irish citizens, stranded in Australia, are brought home.
Senator Daly said, “I have been contacted by families across Ireland whose loved ones are trying to get back to Ireland, but whose flights have been delayed or cancelled. Some of these people want to come home to help out in the health service, while others are coming to the end of their visa and need to get home before it runs out.
“Many of those stranded have no work and are worried about running out of money. They, or their families have shelled out huge amounts of money for flights back to Ireland, but now those flights have been cancelled.
“I am calling on Minister Simon Coveney to ensure that flights are arranged to bring those who are stranded in Australia back to Ireland. He must engage with the relevant airlines and authorities to ensure that flights are scheduled in the coming days to cater for those wanting to come home”, concluded Senator Daly.