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No more debate - let's just get building

Reopening the discussion about the location of a National Children's Hospital brings us back to square one, writes Leo Varadkar.

14th September, 2014
I respect and value the the opinions of some of the loudest advocates who have been calling on us to halt work. But I am not convinced by their arguments.

I graduated from medical school in June 2003, and was appointed minister for health 11 years later. Since then, a lot has changed for the better. We enjoy improved life expectancy, powerful new medicines are available, and survival rates for cancer and cardio-vascular disease have increased. But it’s frustrating that some of the big projects we talked about when I was a student have still not happened, among them the new National Children’s Hospital....

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