Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O'Sullivan spoke to Sean O'Rourke this morning on RTÉ Radio 1 detailing the serious injuries he sustained having fallen in a bathtub while staying in a hotel.
"The bath was very high and very narrow... it was obviously intended as a bath and not the floor of a shower... I slipped badly helplessly and I sustained very serious injuries...fracturing 13 ribs and punctured my left lung and lost use of the lobe of my left lung," he said.
Since his fall, O'Sullivan says he wants to see new build hotels and major renovations replace bathtubs with shower attachments with a walk in shower.
Discussing the issue on RTÉ Radio 1, O'Sullivan says he is looking at what the regulations are in relation to hoteliers furnishing bathrooms for guests.
He told Sean it was a very helpless fall, saying that if had he hit his head he wouldn't be alive today.
"A lot of work had to be done to save the lung... I was a month in hospital," he explained.
Listen back to the interview on RTÉ Radio 1 below: