Lunchtime protests have been taking place outside of Roscommon County Hospital.

The Hospital Action Committee has said they will continue to hold a weekly demonstration until after the forthcoming general election.

The organisation is protesting over proposed cuts by the HSE to the hospital's accident and emergency services from 24 hours seven day per week to an 8am to 8pm service.

The HAC is also running a candidate in the General Election, former Roscommon footballer John McDermott.