Harty: Ownership Of New Maternity Hospital Should Have Been Dealt With Sooner

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Clare’s Independent TD believes the Health Minister should have responded sooner to the issue of ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital.

Simon Harris has insisted the Government won’t go ahead with the project – on lands owned by the Sisters of Charity – unless he’s convinced it’ll be free of religious interference.

He’s dismissed claims that the nuns will be running the hospital and says he’s written to the HSE to make sure the State’s interest is fully protected.

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Clare Independent TD Dr Michael Harty, who is the Chair of the Oireachtas Health COmmittee, has been speaking to Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill