Published 25/02/2012 | 05:00
- The Government cannot start again from scratch on the project for a national children's hospital; it would not be fair to the sick children of Ireland or their parents.
The ruling by the planning mandarins is not fair to the sick children of this country. They will be the greatest sufferers from any further delay to the development of this specialist hospital (which needs to adjoin a high-quality adult hospital, such as the Mater, where all the requisite skills are available on site).
Nor is the ruling fair to the taxpayers, who have spent more than €35m on the development of the Mater Hospital site.