Peter Boylan texts: ‘I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you’

Former master accused of ‘intimidatory tone’ in texts and asked to resign

The text exchange between Peter Boylan, Nicholas Kearns and Rhona Mahony emerged on Tuesday

The text exchange between Peter Boylan, Nicholas Kearns and Rhona Mahony emerged on Tuesday

 

The former master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Peter Boylan said he is not going to resign from the hospital’s board despite a request to stand down.

Dr Boylan last week expressed strong reservations about the agreement reached last November between St Vincent’s and the NMH under which the maternity hospital is due to move to the St Vincent’s site as part of a €300 million project under the sole ownership of the Sisters of Charity.

The hospital’s deputy chairman, former High Court president Nicholas Kearns, asked Dr Boylan to resign from the board, a NMH spokesman confirmed last night. Mr Kearns had called for Dr Boylan’s resignation following an exchange of text messages on Sunday.

Dr Boylan had initiated the exchange with a text message to both Mr Kearns and current master, Dr Rhona Mahony, who is Dr Boylan’s sister-in-law, in which he urged them to “sit down and talk”. 

Here are the texts:

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