A Sligo TD has welcomed the assistance of Department officials in organising the return of a number of Irish doctors from Australia.

 

The group of 81 Irish doctors have left their jobs in Australia to return home to work in the Irish health service during the Covid-19 crisis, but flights they had booked were subsequently cancelled and they were unable to find a way to travel home.

 

Fianna Fail's Transport spokesman Sligo TD Marc McSharry says his niece is one of the doctors trying to return home, and thanks to the assistance of officials in the Departments of Transport and Foreign Affairs, the doctors will be flying from Australia to London tomorrow- at their own expense.

On their return back to Ireland, he says they will enter a period of self-isolation before joining the health service in the battle against coronavirus.....

 

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