Last November we brought you the story of the Connolly family from Mountmellick in County Laois. Two of Nicolette and Terence’s three boys, Ben and Jake, both suffer from Allan-Herndon-Dudley-Syndrome, a condition so rare that they are the only two sufferers in Ireland.
Both parents had to give up work to look after their children around the clock. And after they did, their mortgage fell into arrears. So the local community decided to fundraise for a purpose built home but now there’s a snag and a big bill that nobody expected because the taxman wants a cut. Valerie Cox has been to Mountmellick to find out what’s happened.