Tuesday 20 March 2018

Lise Hand: A sickening epidemic of finger-pointing breaks out in Leinster House

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

THE dust had barely settled on yesterday morning's bombshell announcement that An Bord Pleanala had put the kibosh on the development of a new National Children's Hospital when a bad epidemic of finger-pointing broke out in the Dail.

And Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore was in the thick of it. He arrived into Leader's Questions with a trio of Labour ministers in tow -- Ruairi Quinn, Pat Rabbitte and Brendan Howlin -- knowing that his party would be the main object of opposition ire.

Fianna Fail's Eamon O Cuiv sprang out of the traps like a hungry bunny. "This hospital is needed now more urgently than ever," he said.

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