Dad of narcolepsy sufferer ‘ashamed to be Irish’ over HSE’s handling of vaccine

Aoife Bennet, 26, from Naas, Co Kildare, is suing the HSE, the Minister for Health, GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturers of the Pandemrix vaccine, and the Health Products Regulatory Authority

20th October, 2019

The father of a woman who was administered a swine flu vaccine and claims she developed the incurable condition narcolepsy as a result, has said the way the HSE handled the mass swine flu vaccination programme made him ashamed to be an Irishman.

Pat Bennett, who described his career working in the health services for 30 years as an “honour”, told the High Court that what he had hoped would come from his daughter’s legal...

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