Dr Peter Boylan on Sisters of Charity withdrawal ‘It’s a very positive development… The Sisters deserve a huge amount of credit.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Has it really been only five weeks or so since former master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Peter Boylan, appeared on Morning Ireland, igniting one of the most intense debates of the year so far? His contribution, where he expressed dismay at the involvement of the Religious Sisters of Charity in the new National Maternity Hospital, caused quite a …

Olivia O’Leary Column‘We’re still trying to find byzantine ways to stop a once dominant church controlling our lives’

As heard on Drivetime

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In her column for Drivetime this week, Olivia O’Leary reflects on the decision to locate the new National Maternity Hospital on the St. Vincent’s Hospital site and giving ownership of the €300m taxpayer funded hospital to the Sisters of Charity. “It seems quite extraordinary,” she says, “that the government would, with their eyes wide open, agree to finance a national …

National Maternity Hospital‘To suggest the hospital will be run under Catholic ethos, this is not true.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Two flagship RTÉ Radio shows. Two of the leading practitioners in maternity care in Ireland. Two extraordinarily divergent opinions surrounding the ownership and governance of the new National Maternity Hospital. That was the picture that emerged over the course of this morning in a story that will, no doubt, run and run over the coming days. The scale of the …