Tuesday 25 July 2017

For the love of Jaysus, pray to whatever god you believe in that this NMH mess is sorted

Simon Harris with his 'builders' at the announcement of the new children's hospital at Connolly and Tallaght in Dublin, as the row continues over the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital Photo: Colin O'Riordan
Simon Harris with his 'builders' at the announcement of the new children's hospital at Connolly and Tallaght in Dublin, as the row continues over the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital Photo: Colin O'Riordan
Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

The difference between an act of faith and a leap of faith is just one word. The chasm between the two, however, is colossal.

An act of faith demonstrates or tests the strength of a person's convictions to the point of sacrifice. A leap of faith is believing or attempting to believe in something whose existence or outcome cannot yet be proven or known.

Such is the void between the two positions held in relation to the National Maternity Hospital's (NMH) proposed move to a site on the St Vincent's Elm Park campus. Some parties with vested interests choose to believe that the Catholic Church will eventually try to assert its ethical influence, others choose not to.

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