A 67 years old Irish woman, Mrs Margaret Doohan, was rushed to Athlone District Hospital last night after falling into what was described as 'catatonic state' when she discovered that her son's new girlfriend was black.
The woman had been expecting her son, Sean, to visit her with the new girlfriend he had been seeing for the past few months, but she was shocked to discover that her son's girlfriend was a black girl.
Struggling to appear undisturbed by her discovering while thinking about what her neighbours would say about her son's girlfriend, Suzanne Cassidy; she offered Suzanne a cup of coffee before her entire body began to seize up.
Her son Sean, called an ambulance after being unable to help his mother out of her seizure. When paramedics arrived, Mrs Doohan was found to be unable to move and was repeating the words "I'm fine with it, absolutely fine with it" over and over again. She was later recovered in the hospital where she is said to be in a stable but bigoted condition.
"At first, I thought the house was being robbed," said Mrs. Doohan, who knows plenty of lovely white girls that her son could go out with. "but then Sean said, 'I'd like you to meet my girlfriend Suzanne' and I just… I don’t remember much after that. I mean, if he wants to go out with a black girl, then I'm fine with it, absolutely fine with it. I'm sure it won't be for long, you know, until she goes home. But I'm fine with it. Really. Absolutely fine with it".
She was later visited by Suzanne at the hospital who she initially mistook for a nurse.