An "alarming" number of patients are waiting more than 24 hours for care at Cavan General Hospital's Emergency Department.
That's according to Sinn Féin's Pauline Tully, whose party obtained the figures from the HSE.
410 patients who attended Cavan's ED last year had to wait for 24 hours or more.
That figures was 255 in 2020, and stands at 175 so far this year.
While Deputy Tully says staff at Cavan General Hospital are doing an incredible job, she adds that they are being "let down by a lack of funding, planning and leadership by the government".
She's called for greater investment in "community and GP capacity to reduce hospital admissions".
It comes on the back of correspondence to Monaghan County Council from Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
In response to a request for an extension to the opening hours of the Monaghan Minor Injury Unit, a spokesperson for the Minister said there were "no plans to extend the operating hours".
The spokesperson added that "Cavan General Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care in the region".