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State to pursue stake in National Maternity Hospital, says Harris - Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has indicated the State will seek a stake in the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) after its transfer to St Vincent's Hospital campus, which is owned by a religious order. Mr Harris issued a ...and more »

'You can't afford to take their word for it. The church has tentacles everywhere' - Irish Times

As a cursory scan of the airwaves attests, the decision to hand over ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the Sisters of Charity is an almost unavoidable topic of conversation, much of it heated. Few ecclesiastical voices are heard ...and more »

Diarmaid Ferriter: St Vincent's was built with public money - Irish Times

It is a pity the former master of Holles Street, Dr Peter Boylan, abstained rather than voted against the deal to relocate the national maternity hospital to the St Vincent's campus. It reminded me of Fianna Fáil's Des O'Malley choosing to make a stand ...and more »

National Maternity Hospital relocation planner resigns - Irish Times

Plans to relocate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to a religious-owned site at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin have suffered a fresh blow, with the resignation of the doctor charged by the HSE with planning the €300 million project ...and more »

HSE 'regrets' maternity hospital planner's decision to resign - Irish Times

The HSE says it regrets the decision by former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to resign from his role in planning the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). As reported in today's Irish Times, Dr Fitzpatrick has resigned from ...and more »

St Vincent's should declare its independence, experts say - Irish Times

Leading medical experts have called on the board of St Vincent's University Hospital to provide public assurances that the facility operates independently of any religious ethos, following controversy over the planned relocation of the National ...and more »

Simon Harris to consider public ownership options for NMH - Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to consider options for the partial public ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital. Mr Harris indicated for the first time on Sunday that the State will seek a stake in the ownership of the National ...and more »

Boylan and Mahony in new clash over warning on nuns' influence - Irish Independent

According to a story told by Dr Peter Boylan, he and Dr Rhona Mahony were not always so divided on the future of the National Maternity Hospital. Dr Boylan, a former master of the hospital, and Dr Mahony, the current Master who also happens to be his ...and more »

HSE regrets ex-master's decision to quit relocation role - Irish Times

The HSE says it regrets the decision by former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to resign from his role in planning the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). Dr Fitzpatrick resigned on Thursday from the board overseeing the ...and more »

Senior doctor calls for absolute separation of church and medicine - RTE.ie

Former master of the Coombe Hospital Professor Chris Fitzpatrick has stood down from the project board of the National Maternity Hospital in support of Dr Peter Boylan. He said he shared reservations expressed by Dr Boylan, who resigned from the ...and more »