Sunday 20 October 2019

'Goodwill can resolve row' over Children's Hospital works

The site of the new National Children's Hospital in Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
The site of the new National Children's Hospital in Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Tim Healy

A High Court judge hopes a row about building works between the new National Children's Hospital in Dublin and local residents can be resolved after she noted yesterday there was goodwill between the parties.

Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds was told the parties had agreed a timetable for the resumption of the residents' original challenge to the building works on the €1bn hospital on the grounds of St James's Hospital, which they say is damaging their homes.

The judge had been due to hear an application by lawyers for residents from the O'Reilly Avenue, Ceannt Fort, and Mount Brown areas of Dublin, to resume proceedings against the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and the builders, BAM Civil Ltd.

The residents took action in 2017 but the proceedings were resolved on undisclosed terms. Jarlath Fitzsimons SC, for the development board, said there had also been a suggestion the matter could go to mediation.

Irish Independent

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