South West Donegal classed a healthcare blackspot

New research has found Donegal South West to be a healthcare blackspot.

The healthcare blackspots have been identified on maps which flag up gaps in access to services across the island of Ireland.

According to the research, people who fall suddenly ill in rural Kerry, north Mayo, west Clare and south-west Donegal are more than an hour's drive from a hospital Emergency Department.

The maps on airomaps.nuim.ie were developed by the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.