Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site ‘by any means’

The Journal

SINN FÉIN’S DEPUTY leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has said that she thinks the Sisters of Charity should “gift” the controversial maternity hospital site to the State.

The site is on Merrion Road on Dublin’s southside and is part of the wider St. Vincent’s Hospital site.

It’s planned that the new National Maternity Hospital will be built beside St. Vincent’s and the Sisters’ of Charity will own it as it is providing the land.

The State is funding the construction of the €300 million hospital and the proposed deal has sparked objections to the role of the religious order in its future operation.

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