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Re Cork Airport;

To-day’s quondam Cork Examiner has the following letter. What are we to make of this?

12 October 2006

Wheelchair passenger left to fend for herself

I AGREE with the Cork airport critics whose letters you published recently.

A few days after the terminal opened I was left abandoned in a wheelchair at the baggage carousel.

Fortunately, I was able to get out of the chair and fetch a trolley some distance away. A kind lady helped to get my heavy suitcase off the carousel and onto the trolley.

After searching for the exit I pushed the heavy load to arrivals and my taxi.

I should not have had to do this.

Despite osteoarthritis, I have travelled the world for the past 10 years and I have availed of the wheelchair service at many airports, which keep getting bigger. I was always treated with courtesy, humour and consideration — until now at my local airport.

What if I hadn’t been able to get out of the wheelchair there and was left abandoned in a deserted, ghostly terminal at night?

Wheelchair users should beware of Cork airport.

Patricia O’Neill
Hillside Cottage
Co Cork

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