*Cllr Ann Norton. Photograph: Gary Collins Five years on from bursting onto the political scene in Clare, Cllr Ann Norton has no intentions of leaving public office just yet.
*Some of the crowd gathered at the January 2017 protest. Photograph: Martin Connolly A group behind a protest taking place this Sunday are “demanding” the reopening of the accident and emergency unit plus the upgrade to a model three hospital at Ennis General Hospital.
Management of Ennis General Hospital have quashed calls for it to become a model three hospital.
€19.5m in funding has been allocated to University Hospital Limerick for the upcoming construction of 156 beds.
Following on from a motion of no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris, Clare councillor are to be briefed by the CEO of UL Hospitals Group today.
“No immediate plans” are in place to open a dialysis centre at Ennis General Hospital.