Doctor claimed he could not return to Ireland to face 13 allegations

Medical Council adjourns case of Dr Vincent Osunkwo pending visa inquiries

The Medical Council said Dr Osunkwo  had not been in contact since July.

The Medical Council said Dr Osunkwo had not been in contact since July.

A fitness-to-practise hearing against a doctor who said he was refused a visa to return to Ireland was adjourned yesterday pending inquiries.

Dr Vincent Osunkwo faces 13 allegations of professional misconduct and or poor professional performance at the inquiry. He was a senior house officer at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise when the incidents occurred in March and April 2009.

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