Fitzmaurice backs Halligan as he pulls out of FG-FF talks

TD demands restoration of 24 hour cardiac care for Waterford Regional Hospital

Independent TD John Halligan. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent TD John Halligan. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said that the Alliance supports Waterford TD John Halligan’s demand for 24 hour cardiac care to be restored at Waterford Regional Hospital.

Mr Halligan, one of the six members of the Independent Alliance, told Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on Tuesday he would not negotiate on the formation of a new government until the restoration of services was guaranteed.

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