Widow of Slovak who died in Ireland appeals for help

The widow of a Slovak man who died in Ireland has appealed to Irish radio listeners to help her repatriate his body.

The widow of a Slovak man who died in Ireland has appealed to Irish radio listeners to help her repatriate his body.

Fifty-five-year-old father of four Štefan Adami came to Ireland in 2007 and worked in odd jobs to send money home to his wife and children, the Irish Independent newspaper wrote on October 21.

In January 2010 his wife Emília moved to Ireland to care for her husband after he had his leg amputated following an accident. However, the couple subsequently ran into financial difficulties. Adami became depressed and, reportedly after receiving a final demand to pay a large outstanding electricity bill, committed suicide some time after leaving their home in Tullow, County Carlow, on Friday, October 15.

Following the discovery of his body, Adami's wife appealed to the authorities to help her return to Slovakia with her husband's body. The Irish Independent reported that the Slovak Embassy in Ireland offered to pay for her flight home and for the cremation of her husband's remains.

However, Emília Adami said she wants to bury her husband in Slovakia, and most of all to bring his body home to his children. A local councillor advised her to contact 'Liveline', a popular Irish radio phone-in programme, to appeal for funds for her husband's repatriation. Ordinary people were reportedly moved by her plight and have since been sending donations to the funeral home where Štefan Adami's remains are being stored.

As of 22:00 Thursday evening (October 21) its story about Štefan Adami was recorded as the most popular on the Irish Independent newspaper's website.

Source: The Irish Independent newspaper website

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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