BALBRIGGAN, Ireland (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A senior civil servant and his companion claim that they were prevented from entering an REM concert in June, because they were carrying prescribed medicine according to a report by The Times.
Shane McCarrick, who works as an executive at the Dept. of Agriculture is afflicted with Crohn's disease which requires him to take steroids every three hours. His fiancé, a diabetic, is required to inject insulin and also carries juice drinks for medical reasons. While trying to enter the event, they were stopped by MCD security who proceeded to empty their medicine on the ground and informed them that they would be arrested for drug dealing.
Security staff ignored doctor's letters explaining the prescriptions and even civil service identification cards and proceeded to detain the couple for 30 minutes.
"They said I was a dealer because my bag was full of prescription drugs," McCarrick told the times. "They accused my fiancée of planning to inject drugs with her insulin needle. I’ve never before been harassed and embarrassed in front of other people like this."
To assuage the problem, MCD provided the couple with tickets to a Coldplay concert at Marlay Park but they were detained in similar circumstances there. MCD has offered pairs of tickets to any show but to McCarrick, the issue not so easily settled. No longer interested in compensation, he's now demanding an apology. He tried to raise the issue on a community bulletin board, board.ie, but posts on the subject were banned after MCD sued the forum for comments regarding their security at the Oxygen Festival
A spokeswoman for MCD told the Times that she is surprised that the issue has been referred to lawyers, that the matter had been handled satisfactorily and that the materials in question were insufficiently marked. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers.