Speaking after the massive show of support for the Save Navan Hospital rally on Saturday, Sinn Féin TD Darren O’Rourke told Meath Live.

“The turnout in support of the hospital on Saturday was tremendous. It will live long in the memory of all of us who were there.

“It’s a credit to everyone involved in organising the event but, even more so, to the people of Navan and County Meath. It shows, beyond doubt, that the people of Meath know just how important it is to have urgent and emergency care services in our county.

“They came out in their thousands on Saturday, and in doing so they sent a crystal clear message to the Minister for Health, the HSE, the Government, and to our Meath Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs.

“There is only one outcome that is acceptable to the people of Meath. It involves investment in Navan Hospital, especially in our A&E and ICU services. In addition, every threat to the future of these services in Government and HSE policy documents must be removed.

“The people of Meath stood tall on Saturday. It’s up to the Government and HSE to respond.”