Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch has been admitted to the intensive care unit of Letterkenny General Hospital after collapsing.
Minister Lynch was visiting the flooded hospital in Co Donegal this morning and was due to speak at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties today.
However Ms Lynch complained of feeling unwell while touring the hospital.
Consultant Gerry Lane, who was with Ms Lynch at the time, immediately took her into his care and she has ben placed in the intensive care unit.
There is no up-to-date statement on Ms Lynch’s condition at present.
Seantor Jimmy Harte, who was also with Ms Lynch, said he wished her a speedy recovery.
“Kathleen seemed to be in fine form but she suddenly complained that she wasn’t feeling well.
“Dr Gerry Lane immediately made a decision and took her into the care of the hospital.
“She could not be in better hands and we wish her well,” he said.
Ms Lynch was also accompanied by her husband Bernard during the visit to the hospital.
It is believed that Ms Lynch has suffered from septicemia in the past and also took ill on holiday before.