Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Speaking on his way into Cabinet, the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan (above), said he believes the plan to relocate the National Maternity Hospital will be agreed today.
Via RTÉ News:
He was asked about the concerns raised by his Green Party colleague Neasa Hourigan last night.
The Dublin Central TD said she continued to have “heartfelt and genuine concern around the pushing through of this deal”.
Ms Hourigan said the Cabinet should “pause this decision for further scrutiny” because “all transactions are built on trust … trust that doesn’t exist right now”.
She added: “I repeat again the need to release all relevant, legal documents related to share transfers from one entity to the other and to either remove ‘clinically appropriate’, clarify it or add rights based language to the documents to protect those receiving services.”
Minister Ryan said he was aware of Ms Hourigan’s concerns but there would be no change to the term ‘clinically appropriate’. It was in the legal documents and clarity had been given on it, he said.
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Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.