Government to ‘clarify’ position on National Maternity Hospital

Irish Times

Sarah Burns

The Government plans to address the “public concern” surrounding the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said on Sunday.

There was an “issue regarding the ownership that needs to be resolved” and told RTÉ’s Week in Politics the Government “will move towards a position of clarification” on the matter over the next four weeks.

Mr Flanagan said there were various options to resolve the matter, including the possibility a long-term lease.

“I believe it’s important in the context of health and medicine and church and State that there be a separation of interest,” he added.

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