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Disquiet over children’s hospital location

Twenty County Councils, including Clare, have voted on a motion calling on Enda Kenny to review the Cabinet decision of 2012 to build the National Children’s Hospital at St James’s. The motion calls instead for it to be tri-located with the Rotunda Maternity hospital and Adult hospital at the 145 acre Connolly campus off the M50/N3 interchange at Blanchardstown. The Connolly for Kids Hospital (C4KH) campaign has announced that 80% of councils have passed the motion, the majority of them unanimously. The motion has yet to be tabled by 11 councils while four – Kildare, Cork City, Wexford, Carlow – have failed to pass the motion, three of them by just a single vote. The fifteen councils that voted in favour of Connolly are Clare, Cavan, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Waterford and Westmeath, while Cork County Coouncilvoted to review the St James’s decision. “The Miniter for Health, Leo Varadkar, claimed last Thursday …

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