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Liveline Tuesday 5 November 2013



Kate was married to a man who suffered from depression for 20 years.    She says it is very difficult for families living with somebody with depression.   She says it was like living under a black cloud, even though she was not depressed herself.

Paddy was born in Sean Ross Abbey the same mother and baby home that Philomena Lee was in.      His mother was from Laois and sent to the abbey when she was pregnant.   He was born there in 1948.     

Pamela very upset about how she was treated on an Aerlingus flight from Orlando last weekend.    She was travelling home with 3 children.   After take off she noticed she was soaking wet, she believes somebody had urinated on the seat.    She had to take off her leggings, in her seat, and sit in her underwear for over 1 ½ hours.   The seat had been removed by staff and she sat on the metal cashin.  Aer Lingus have told us that the crew immediately dealt with the matter when they became aware of the issue.    A member of our customer relations team will be in contact with the customer concerned.


Depression / suicide

Sufferers and family explain what it's like living with somebody with depression

Mother & baby homes & the film "Philomena"

Paddy, Pauline & Marie on mother & baby home Sean Ross Abbey run by Sister Hildegarde, the subject of "Philomena"

Problems with airplane seat

Pamela found herself sitting in her underwear on an Aer Lingus flight recently


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