*Isabelle Sequin. Photograph: John Mangan
Patrick Gavin’s fight for a Primary Medical Certificate (PMC) for his daughter Isabelle continues, with the case still yet to be heard in court.
In May, The Clare Echo reported on the Carrigaholt man’s battle with the HSE and 10-year campaign trail in what has so far, been an unsuccessful bid to change legislation that would allow his daughter to obtain the certificate that shows that “a person is a severely disabled and permanently disabled person for the purposes of Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Regulations 1994”.
With Patrick, her mother and the Brothers of Charity Kilrush providing 24-hour around the clock care for Isabelle, the lifetime certificate would assist him in his transport costs for his daughter, allow for an adjustable seat and contribute €1,500 a year towards her care.
Despite effusing optimism in May with the news that KOD Solicitors would be handling Isabelle Sequin’s case, the fight for justice for the West Clare postmaster and his daughter continues.