Professor Gary Courtney was speaking following widespread calls for a permanent cardiac service in the Waterford area.
Carlows Jennifer Murnane O Connor says people in the South East are being treated like second class citizens
The problem of violence and anti-social behaviour has been steadily getting worse.
The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shortly before 3 o'clock.
Gardai say the truck driver aged in his early 60's was pronounced dead at the scene.
That road is still closed and is expected to remain closed for another while.
It happened at about 2 o'clock.
A father and daughter were injured in the incident
Two people have been injured following a hit-and-run in Carlow town. The 59-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were struck by a...
Deputy Bobby Aylward had asked to meet formally with Minister Finian McGrath in light of developments there in recent weeks.