Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has continued to claim that “no major projects will be delayed” and no promised services will be cut due to the children’s hospital financial black hole, despite opposition anger over €99m in spending “re-profiling”.
Limerick’s Cian Lynch was named Hurler of the Year for 2018. He is just 23 but in that short life, he has seen more public inquiries, tribunals or hearings than even he could wave a hurley at. Most fell short of provoking the kind of change that the events leading to their establishment demanded.
The founder of the Jack & Jill Foundation said he is “withdrawing gracefully” from his public campaign opposing the location of the new children’s hospital at the St James’s Hospital site in Dublin.
The father of two children with cystic fibrosis welcomed the news that Ireland’s €1bn world-class children’s hospital has been given the green light by the Government after over 20 years of planning.
Rural Independent TDs have called for the Government to cancel plans to build a new national children’s hospital in Dublin city centre, warning the location will fail to help children and teenagers in genuine need.