‘People lobbying for provision of the unit to be treated as urgent.
Sligo News File
The status of plans for the new psychiatric unit at Sligo University Hospital has been raised with the Taoiseach by Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin.
McLoughlin sought confirmation during Leaders’ Questions on Tuesday about the date on which work is to start on the project.
He said: “I met quite a number of people over the summer who have been lobbying to ensure this would be an urgent case.
“I ask that we would get a timeframe as a matter of urgency.”
Varadkar said that in excess of €10 billion had been set aside for investment in new buildings, new equipment and ICT in our health service over the next ten years.
“As is always the case, it is not possible to complete every project this year or next so it will have to be profiled. osepha Madigan
“I will ask the Minister for Health to give the Deputy an indicative timeline if he has one,” he said.
W.B. Yeats Collection
The prospect of Sligo County Council borrowing the W.B. Yeats collection has also been raised by McLoughlin The works, containing thousands of items, are held in the National Library in Dublin.
Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan said the Deputy’s request was a day-to-day one for the Library. She had referred his question there for their separate consideration and direct reply, she said.