Just two Dail or Seanad members attended a meeting with trade unions and health groups this afternoon to discuss what impact an 8 million euro overspend at the hospital will have on services and staff.
Despite all of the county's Dail and Seanad representatives being invited only Deputy Dinny McGinley and Senator Pearce Doherty attended the meeting.
The rest either couldn't or chose not to attend.
Hospital management has already unveiled some cost cutting measures to address the budget over run with more expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
SIPTU's Martin O'Rourke says the aim now is to get the message to government that savage cuts will not be accepted: