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There have been plans to relocate the National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street for almost two decades. Picture: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The row over the ownership of the site for the National Maternity Hospital is continuing to rumble.

There have been plans to relocate the hospital from its ageing facilities in Holles Street in Dublin’s city centre to a site in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin 4 for almost two decades.

But it has been complicated by the fact that St Vincent’s is a voluntary hospital, formerly owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity, and the ...