Renewed calls for temporary ambulance base in north Monaghan

A local TD has renewed calls for a temporary ambulance base in north Monaghan while roads works are carried out on the N2.

Fianna Fail TD Niamh Smyth says the National Ambulance Service promised emergency vehicles would have priority on the route but there was one incident where an ambulance encountered delays after breaking a red light at the road works.

The construction is expected to continue until December 2019, with the road completely closed for the next three weekends.

Deputy Smyth said the reported delays are concerning residents living on the northern side of the realignment works.