Light for Lives hospital protest in Portlaoise.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin will meet the Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee this week.
The party's Laois TD Sean Fleming confirmed that the Cork TD would meet a delegation made up of committee members and doctors.
"I am pleased to confirm that I have arranged for the Save Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee to meet with the Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin T.D., on Wednsday, 20th December as part of the campaign to reject the plans to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital," said Deputy Fleming.
Dep Fleming opposes downgrade.