Several local hospitals under pressure due to overcrowding today

The number of hospitals in the Shannonside region are reporting an increased number of their A +E departments this morning.

University Hospital Galway is one of the under pressure with just under forty people waiting on trolleys or chairs this morning according to the INMO.

Nineteen people are waiting at Cavan University Hospital, with the same number at the Midlands regional hospital in Tullamore.

Sixteen people are waiting at Sligo University Hospital but just three at Portiuncula in Ballinasloe.