Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (second right) with former Minister for Children James Reilly (left); Eilish Hardiman chief executive of  the Children’s Hospital Group (right); John Pollock, Project Director the NPHDB, and Lucan sisters, Isabel (nine), Ashleigh (13) and Matilda Kiernan (seven) at Our lady’s Hospital for Children, Crumlin  marking the granting of planning permission for the new National Children’s Hospital on the grounds of St James’s Hospital. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

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Ellie Ward in Temple Street hospital, Dublin with her dad, John Ward. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

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