Senator John Whelan calls on Ireland’s Minister for Health to intervene and meet parents whose children were diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving a swine flu vaccine, reports The Irish Times.

Mr Whelan said it was bad enough that they had contracted a disease that would damage their health and hamper their quality of life for the rest of their lives.

“However, it compounds the problem and adds insult to injury to refuse to meet the parents and to live up to our responsibilities and obligations to the children affected, to support them now and for the rest of their lives,’’ he said.