Longford-Westmeath by-election candidate James Morgan has called into question the level of ambulance services in the county.
That response, given by the HSE’s Operations Performance Manager, Oliver Reilly, revealed just one ambulance was in operation on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Two emergency ambulances currently take in daytime duties from Monday to Sunday with a further two in charge of Wednesday to Sunday night periods.
Speaking earlier today, Mr Morgan said the findings were another example of government cutbacks.
“The county has been left behind for too long,” he said. “There just seems to be no plan for Longford. Tourism Ireland have shown little interest and there has been no visit from the IDA to this county for years.”
Mr Morgan vowed to ensure those issues are tackled, should voters comes out in force on polling day this Friday.