Danny Healy-Rae announces return of bus service to Belfast for cataract removals

Cllr for Kerry County Council Danny Healy-Rae (IND) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has announced the return of a bus service from Kerry to Belfast for cataract removals.

Deputy Healy-Rae, along with Cork South-West TD Michael Collins, have run the bus service to Kingsbridge Hospital in Belfast since 2017 due to long waiting lists in the Republic for the procedure.

The service was unable to operate for the last few months due to COVID-19 restrictions, but has resumed once again this weekend.

A bus full of socially distanced passengers is currently on its way back from Belfast, and Deputy Healy-Rae has highlighted the importance of the return of the service.