A Ballina Councillor is this evening highlighting the need for an access road for emergency vehicles at Leigue Cemetery in Ballina.

It comes after a man became ill while attending a funeral earlier today.

Councillor John O'Hara says an ambulance could not reach the man, as the road into the cemetery is only the width of a car.

The patient had to be brought down the road where the ambulance could reach him at a lay-bye.

There was also no defibrillator on site.

Councillor O'Hara says this incident highlights the need for an access road for emergency vehicles at the graveyard - which he will be raising at the next meeting of the Municipal District....

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