March 5, 2010: The HSE removes statue of Christ The King from the roof of Killarney Community Hospital.Almost two weeks later the statue is placed on a plinth at ground level within the grounds of the hospital. The move sparks outrage locally and makes national press. November, 2010: Following legal advice, then mayor Cllr Donal Grady lodges an appeal with Killarney Town Council requesting whether or not the HSE needed planning for their actions. January 14, 2011: Killarney Town Council determines that the removal of a statue from the roof of the Killarney Community Hospital does not constitute development requiring a grant of planning permission. January 26, 2011: Cllr Donal Grady, listed as Mr Donal Grady, refers this declaration for review to An Bord Pleanála. May 27, 2011: The Board issues a declaration that the removal of the statue constitutes development which was not exempted development. "The removal of statue materially affects the external appearance of the structure so as to render it inconsistent with the character of the structure," Inspector Auriol Considine states. November 7, 2011: Killarney Town Council issues a notification of the decision to refuse permission for removal and relocation of the statue, stating that it would seriously detract from the overall character, historic context and visual amenities of the hospital building. December 12, 2011: The HSE applies for permission to retain the removal and relocation of the existing statue. It requests the provision of single storey entrance lobby. August 22, 2012: An Bord Pleanála publishes its split decision to grant retention permission for the statue but refuses permission for a new entrance lobby.