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Dr Peter Boylan: Governance arrangements for the new National Maternity Hospital should be the same as those for the new National Children’s Hospital which is co-located with St James’s Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The announcement today that the Vatican had approved a decision by the Sisters of Charity to transfer ownership of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group t(...)

National Maternity Hospital at the St Vincent’s University Hospital campus

The Sisters of Charity have today confirmed they have received Vatican approval for the transfer ownership of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to a n(...)

National Maternity Hospital  at the St Vincent’s University Hospital campus, shown in the graphic above

The Sisters of Charity has urged there be no delay with the new hospital project at Elm Park in Dublin. They pointed out that expected Vatican approva(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “I wouldn’t be asked to give my opinion, the decision is between them and the Holy See.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said that he has no role under canon law where disposal of property at the St Vincent’s hospital cam(...)


The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has claimed that the nuns “haven’t gone away” from the new maternity hospital. Speaking at a ra(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

Residential landlords paid tax on just 59 per cent of their rental income in 2016, claiming total deductions of some €1 billion

Meetings between Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and David McCourt, the lead bidder for the Government’s National Broadband Plan, worth in (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said VHI wanted to ensure it remained a commercial semi-State body on a sustainable basis into the future. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he would be very cautious about State-owned health insurer VHI acquiring private hospitals. However, Mr Har(...)

Voluntary hospitals and agencies have service level agreements with the HSE governing services to be provided in return for exchequer funding. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to establish a formal review examining the future role of voluntary hospitals in the delivery of health and social services in Irela(...)

 St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The dignified retreat by the Sisters of Charity from the quagmire that is St Vincent’s Hospital clarifies things somewhat. It confirms what was obviou(...)

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