What is the Irish government doing for mesothelioma victims. The Mesothelioma Act was enacted in January 2014. The act will assist people who suffer from the asbestos related illness; Mesothelioma. A £350 million compensation fund will provide a payment scheme for people who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, cannot trace their former employer or their employer’s insurance company. In order to be entitled to qualify for the payment scheme you have to have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma after 25th July 2012.
The Irish MEP, Emer Costello speaking to the TheJournal.ie, says that she believes that asbestos related illnesses are a “huge issue” and she estimated that were up 3,000 people a year suffering from asbestos related illnesses in Ireland. What’s the government doing for Irish citizens who have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace?
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