Justice There is Nun

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Pitifully little charity either.

A religious order that owes millions of euros in compensation for child abuse will retain ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital after it is built with more than €200 million of taxpayers’ money.

The new hospital will be built on the Elm Park site at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is run and owned by the Sisters of Charity, which has paid only €2 million of the €5 million it offered to contribute in reparations to abuse victims. Its most recent payment was in 2013.

The religious order will own the maternity hospital as well as a new independent company that has been established to guarantee corporate governance, but the HSE has said that its interests will be protected once construction is completed.

The HSE said the land at the St Vincent’s campus was being made available for the new hospital at no cost to the state and that “appropriate security arrangements” would be put in place to protect state interests.

Nuns who owe millions in abuse reparations given hospital (Ellen Coyne, The Times Ireland Edition)

Previously: ‘Based On The Findings Of The McAleese Report’

 

17 thoughts on “Justice There is Nun

  1. TheQ47

    The HSE said the land at the St Vincent’s campus was being made available for the new hospital at no cost to the state and that “appropriate security”.

    Appropriate security what? That sentence doesn’t make sense.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      “appropriate security arrangements” would be put in place to protect state interests.

      1. EightersGonnaEight

        Like what? Bouncers or indemnity from prosecution or exclusion from FOI requests? I wouldn’t trust these old mickey-dodgers if you paid me.

  2. Jake38

    This is the Vincents hospital that was recently being investigated for using public assets to guarantee the loans on their big new shiny private hospital.

  3. Sheik Yahbouti

    So the funds will continue to roll in – big time. Further, it would seem that maternity services will continue to remain under the control of a Catholic organisation, with all the dangers to womens’ health that that entails.

  4. m.e.

    I’m not typically one for state appropriation but surely if one is in arrears, one’s assets can be held until payment is made?

  5. Kieran Nice Young Chap

    This is going to be fun once the 8th is repealed…

    Actually – how do they handle the current limited circumstances where abortion is permitted?

  6. Ultan

    Nuns managing a maternity ward? Wrap them rosaries around them ovaries. The church thinks the only good woman was a virgin FFS…

  7. EightersGonnaEight

    I saw one one of these nuns slip on a banana skin outside the hospital and break her hip.

    God, I laughed my bum area off. Sorry I didn’t have a camera with me.

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        Ah shure what’s a few sawn pelvises in the great scheme of things? A bunch of female misogynists hire a bunch of sadistic male misogynists to work as ‘gynaecologists and obstetricians ‘ in their Hospitals. Nothing unwholesome there. :-(

  8. Truth in the News

    This is unconstitunal as the State cannot endow a religious entity, how come all
    this is allowed by the HSE and the Dept of Health, is there a quasi secret catholic
    group embedded in the organs of State Institutions pulling the strings.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      I would hazard that that may well be the case. There isn’t any other reasonable explanation I can think of.

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