Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 24 September, 2008
Written Answers. - Consular Services.
Deputy Finian McGrath Deputy Finian McGrath
Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will advise and support a matter (details supplied). [30948/08]
Deputy Micheál Martin Deputy Micheál Martin
Deputy Micheál Martin: Consular assistance was provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs, to the person mentioned by the Deputy, when her father  died in Mostar, through the Irish Embassy in Slovenia, which is also accredited to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
On 26 May, the Irish Embassy Ljubljana was informed that the death had occurred of an Irish national in Mostar. The Consular Section of my Department offered consular assistance to the nominated family member here in Ireland of the deceased person, and our Embassy in Ljubljana immediately liaised with the undertakers and assisted in the translation of relevant medical reports to ensure the speedy repatriation of the remains to Ireland. The remains of the person were repatriated to Ireland on 30 May.
On becoming aware of the concerns expressed by the family of the deceased in relation to the medical treatment he received while in the hospital in Mostar, our Ambassador made further urgent enquiries about the case with the medical authorities there. The subsequent statements received from the hospital were forwarded, with an unofficial translation by the Embassy, to the family. The family have also been informed of the offer from the Head of Neurological Clinic in Mostar, through our Embassy, of her willingness to discuss on a professional basis with an Irish doctor, of their choosing, the case. I believe that this may be helpful in responding to the family’s concerns and worries, and again I would like, through the Deputy, to offer my sincerest sympathy to the family.
Dáil Éireann 661 Written Answers. Consular Services.