Letterkenny A&E is one of the country’s busiest today

The accident and emergency departments at both Letterkenny University Hospital and University College Hospital Galway are amongst the busiest in the country today.

In Letterkenny, there are 35 people waiting on trolleys. While that figure stands at 32 in Galway.

Elsewhere in the region, there are nine patients waiting for a bed at Sligo University Hospital.

Nationally, there are 375 people waiting for a bed in hospitals across the country. Cork University Hospital remains the busiest A and E in the country with 40 patients waiting on trolleys.