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.
One of the speakers at this week's Web Summit was Samantha Barry - CNN's head of social media who is originally from Cork. She spoke to Mary about who uses social media well, in this country and in the U.S. and how tweeting has changed everything.