Varadkar: Outdated healthcare facilities are costing a fortune

The Taoiseach says the new Ireland 2040 plan aims to modernise an outdated healthcare system that is costing the country a fortune.

The redevelopment of Sligo University Hospital was one of a number of health initiatives announced in the plan on Friday.

Leo Varadkar said work is to start on a new Emergency Dept at SUH within three years.

He in general modernising our health infrastructure will make the whole service more efficient and cost-effective: