An angry mother has lodged a complaint against a family medicine practice in Dublin, accusing the clinic of treating her son as a “freak” and “bitch”.
In a Facebook post, Ms Maughan’s mother, Ms Ciaran O’Donoghue, has called on the Health Service Executive (HSE) to take action to end the abuse of the Irish Traveller community.
She says the clinic, which was not named in the complaint, refused to treat her son on his birth and has refused to provide him with an appropriate healthcare service.
“My son was born in hospital, his birth was not medically attended, his father did not speak to me and I am not a doctor, nor have I any medical training,” Ms Mughan wrote.
The complaint comes as Ms Moughan says she has had to make the difficult decision to leave her home in Dublin and travel to the UK to continue her journey.”
This is what he is dying for.”
The complaint comes as Ms Moughan says she has had to make the difficult decision to leave her home in Dublin and travel to the UK to continue her journey.
The 23-year-old’s parents are of mixed ethnic backgrounds, but Ms Moughtan has always been a Traveller.
She told The Irish News she and her partner, Michael, had been trying to get Irish Travellers to move back to the island since 2012 when the Dublin city council decided to end its ban on Travellers arriving in the city.
Ms Maughans mother had been living in Ireland for several years before moving to the US in 2015.
Ms O’Neill said she was concerned that the clinic was not acting on complaints of abuse against her son and she had also received calls from a member of the Traveller Community in Dublin who said he had had similar problems.
“They have called me, and said they have had this person call me in to say they had seen something like this happening,” she said.
“I have seen them call me.
I have seen people coming and going from the hospital, saying their son is going to have to go and they have called my mum to say, ‘We have got this in our clinic’.”‘
We want him to be healthy’She said she believed the clinic had “abused” her son, and was seeking the support of the HSE.
“We are asking for the HSI to investigate and do a thorough investigation.
We want him [Mr O’Connor] to be happy, and be healthy,” she added.”
He is in very desperate need of a good, life-long, healthy healthcare provider, because he is in a very serious, serious situation.”
Ms O’millan has since moved to the States.
“Our family has been trying for three years to get [the] Garda to investigate what happened,” she told The Independent.
“The Garda [officials] have said they are not going to do anything, but we are asking them to come back and investigate.”
Ms Moughans mother said she had received threats from the clinic and was worried for her son’s health.
“There is nothing they can do, it is our duty to protect our son, but I don’t know what the HSS will do,” she explained.
“What can I do?
I don,t know what can I ask for.”
This is a situation where the health service is failing us, it’s a failure of the gardaí, it should be an inquiry into what happened.
“Ms Dóna O’Brien, a GP who has been in the Travelling community for 15 years, also told The Indian News that she had experienced similar abuse and was afraid to travel to Dublin as a result.”
It’s very distressing, I have never been abused in my life.
We have had threats of violence and we have been harassed and we were told we should go to England, we are a danger to the community,” she admitted.”
But if you look at what is happening, we have no choice but to stay.
“Ms Moynihan said her son had been in and out of hospital for a number of months and was now at the hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.”
Every day, it takes us five days, it gets worse,” she recounted.”
You see the doctors are worried about him, and I’m worried about my son, it has affected us all.
Ms Aileen O’Connolly said she felt she had no choice in the matter.””
What is going on is a complete failure of Irish Travellings in this country.”
Ms Aileen O’Connolly said she felt she had no choice in the matter.
“If you have a child and they are sick, it becomes the norm.
It is very sad