According to the Wicklow Times Eamon Gilmore has briefed Wicklow TD's about the imminent closure.
The alternative to St. Columcilles A & E, which serves 21,000 patients every year is St. Vincent's hospital which is completely overstretched already as frequently patients are left on trolleys despite the staff’s best efforts.
This U-turn, yet another by traitor Gilmore places the safety of the population of South County Dublin and Wicklow in danger. What can the possible justification for closing A & Es be? If any cuts are to be made to frontline services (& needless to say none of this should occur before TDs salaries pensions & perks are curtailed) surely there are other less time-critical facilities that can be scaled back?