Pressure grows on Minister John Perry over Sligo General breast cancer services

Pressure is mounting on Junior Minister John Perry this morning before today's press conference regarding the restoration of breast cancer services to Sligo General Hospital.

Many people are eagerly waiting to see if the Minister of State for small business will uphold his pre-election promise.

He vowed to restore breast cancer services within his first 100 days in government.

The conference will take place in the Sligo Park Hotel at 2pm today.

Mayor of Bundoran Town Council - Sinn Fein councillor Michael McMahon - says that Minister Perry should be forced to step down if he doesn't follow through on his promise.

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Meanwhile, Cllr McMahon says that Deputy Perry was not the only person who campaigned to restore cancer services to Sligo General Hospital.

He says that Cllr Frank McBreatrty, the Labour candidate in the Donegal South-West by-election and general election, and Cllr Barry O'Neill, the Fine Gael candidate in the by-election, both campaigned to restore cancer services at Sligo General Hospital.

Cllr McMahon says since the elections, both have been very quiet on the issue..........

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