Father of Tadhg James McKenna from Emyvale says he wants to spend every-day he has with his son

The Father of Tadhg McKenna says he wants to spend every-day he has with his son, who received a 4.6 million euro interim payment from the HSE following a High Court medical negligence case.

Tadhg James McKenna, from Emyvale who has cerebral palsy and requires constant care had sued the HSE for alleged negligence and breach of duty of care during the course of his delivery on August 31, 2017 at Cavan General Hospital.

However, while this is one of the largest settlements made by the HSE to date, the family say that the money is paid out through the courts and is invoice led, and it was a disgrace that the case took almost three years to conclude.

While Tadgh, who is now 2 and a half, has started the thrive at home, he requires round the clock care, and suffers from daily seizures, respiratory attacks, epilepsy, as well as a number of other issues.

His father Damien McKenna has taken time out from the army to care for Tadgh as he continues to defy the odds, calling him his ‘miracle child’.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound Damien said he is so proud of his son and how he has fought death so many times already during his short life.


The full interview with Damien and Emma Louise McKenna can be heard here :