Aer Lingus pilot bringing crucial personal protection clothing from China is son of Donegal woman

The equipment is vital in protecting front line health workers

Aer Lingus pilot is son of Donegal woman

Aer Lingus pilot is son of Donegal woman

One of the Aer Lingus A330 crew involved in bringing vital personal protection from China to Ireland is pilot Captain Brian O’Sullivan whose mother is a Donegal woman.

The pilot is the son of Mort O'Sullivan and Annabella McGroary. Annabella is from Tully, Lettertrain, Letterbarrow, a community in the Bluestack Mountains near Donegal Town. His uncle Denis still lives in Lettertain in the home house. His aunt Roseleen is in Donegal Town, Kathleen in Dunkineely and Claire on the Fermanagh side of the border near Pettigo. He has a number of other aunts living in America.

HSE CEO Paul Reid described the need to get personal protection equipment (PPE) for front line healthcare workers as the most pressing issue for the HSE at present. The first batch of a €208m supply of PPE landed in Dublin on Sunday evening, one of a total of 11 flights that will bring the crucial supply into the country.

Distribution of the equipment which includes masks, gowns and eye shields has already begun.




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