Thousands expected for Cath-Lab protest

Large numbers from Tipperary are expected to join thousands marching on the Dáil this lunchtime over Cath-Lab facilities at University Hospital Waterford.

It follows the recent death of Thomas Power, who suffered a heart attack on Father’s Day last month, while being transferred by ambulance to Cork.

His death re-ignited community calls for a 24 hour Cath-Lab for Waterford.

Hilary O’Neill of the South East Patient Advocacy Group is calling on people from Tipperary and across the entire southeast region to travel to Dublin and march on the Dáil.