Tomás Sharkey: Ardee to get Ambulance Service they Deserve

Sinn Féin County Councillor Tomás Sharkey raised the issue of the Ardee Ambulance Station with the HSE.

Councillor Sharkey said “Over recent months my colleague Cllr Tom Cunningham has received local concerns at the condition of the building that ambulance staff use in Ardee. The building is in poor condition and is not suitable for staff or equipment. It is important that a proper facility is put in place so staff and equipment are in the right location at the right time to help save lives.
“I raised the issue with the HSE and received a written response. Officials tell us that a design team is to be assembled and the process of providing a proper service will continue from there. It is important that no delay should take place in the proposed works and that the staff and public get the Ambulance service we deserve.”

Cllr Cunningham Calls for Rural Garda Station Timetable

Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham has called for Garda Stations in Mid-Louth and indeed throughout the county to publicise their opening hours to allow constituents to access their services more easily.

Cllr Cunningham raised the issue at the Mid-Louth JPC (Joint Policing Committee) meeting last week. Afterwards he said “if the Gardaí could post a timetable as to when they are open it would be very helpful for people to arrange small administration jobs like getting passports signed etc.  Rather than people being inconvenienced and visiting a closed station several times, they could perhaps check a published timetable.”

“I appreciate that the opening hours are dependent on staffing levels in the stations but even if a timetable was posted weekly on the website or on the station door, that would be ok too.”

Gardaí Superintendent Trainor who is based in Ardee agreed with the concerns raised and will be looking into providing a timetable for the area.