Analysis: National Maternity Hospital issue is challenging for FG as by-election approaches

The big question the opposition is raising in liberal Dublin Bay South is whether abortions will be carried out in the new National Maternity Hospital

21st June, 2021
Analysis: National Maternity Hospital issue is challenging for FG as by-election approaches
The deal to move the hospital from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s Hospital campus in Elm Park is one that affects voters in Dublin Bay South because the two hospitals are in the constituency. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

There is a simple reason why the eight-year dispute over the location of the National Maternity Hospital is suddenly headline news again.

It is the Dublin Bay South by-election. The deal to move the hospital from its crumbling facilities in Holles Street to the St Vincent’s Hospital campus in Elm Park is one that certainly affects voters there because the two hospitals are in the constituency. But there is more to it than that....

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