Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has claimed there is a serious design flaw in some ambulance vehicles in the country.
Mr. Adams raised the issue in the Dail following the most recent incident where the rear wheels of an ambulance transporting four staff and a patient on life support from Donegal to Galway fell off.
The ambulance has 412,000 kilometers on the clock.
He says according to an inspection report he obtained from an independent consulting engineer, there is a serious deign flaw with this model of ambulance.
Gerry Adams has asked the Taoiseach what steps the Government has taken to insure this incident is fully investigated.