Fianna Fáil deputy Sean Fleming has been suspended from the Dáil for failing to take his seat and continuing to express his outrage.

Deputy Fleming was expressing his outrage over the closure of St Brigid's Hospital in Portlaoise which was announced today.

Fleming was objecting to the closure of a second hospital in the Midlands region in as many weeks.

The closure of Abbeyleix Community Hospital was announced two weeks ago.