Enda Kenny’s office in Castlebar, Co Mayo has become the stage for the newest protest in Ireland as of late. A couple from Sligo has set up camp there and has since began a hunger strike in order to attain visas for their newly adopted children.
Ann Dugan and her husband are fighting to gain visas for their adoptive children who currently are in a Turkish orphanage. Dugan became legal guardian of the two children, who are her nieces, when their mother died two years ago.
“They’re my blood relatives,” said Dugan. Irish authorities are claiming that more documentation is needed before the visas will be provided.
Dugan wants to have the children with her in Ireland before Christmas arrives, giving just over a week for the visas to be issued.
Listen to the brief NewsTalk clip of Ann Dugan here: