Residents in Galway are urging the HSE to take action over waiting times for ambulances.
Up to 100 protesters marched in the city this afternoon saying waiting times can often reach up to, or even exceed, three hours from call out time.
Some people have told Galway Bay FM that they are fearful lives will be lost.
"I just know so many people who have been caught out, literally sitting in doctors' offices waiting for ambulances - it's just ridiculous," said one woman.
VIDEO: A group demanding a better ambulance service has staged a protest in Galway saying they are being "left to die where they fall." pic.twitter.com/jWO1teLwWB— Virgin Media News (@VirginMediaNews) July 19, 2017