Two Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Cork University Hospital and Dublin's Beaumont hospital were completed last Autumn at a cost of almost one million euro. However both now lie unopened due to a lack of staffing.
Professor Norman Delanty, consultant neurologist and director of the Epilepsy programme at Beaumont Hospital gives his reaction.
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .