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# sisters-of-charity - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

# sisters-of-charity - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'We still don't know how the government will ensure an autonomous maternity hospital'

Trust will need to be restored so that we do not lose sight of the grand prize, a new National Maternity Hospital for Irish citizens, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# sisters-of-charity - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Pictures: Over 1,500 protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital

Campaign organisation Uplift presented a viral petition printed on 50 feet sheets of card to the gathered crowd.

'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today

A petition against the order owning the hospital has been signed by over 100,000 people.

# sisters-of-charity - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site 'by any means'

The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

# sisters-of-charity - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Ex-Holles Street master resigns from board in maternity hospital row

The Taoiseach has said Dr Peter Boylan’s resignation is a matter for himself.

# sisters-of-charity - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital St Vincent's This post contains videos

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.

Factfind: Could compulsory purchase be used for the maternity hospital and what would it cost?

The St. Vincent’s site is the preferred site for the hospital.

# sisters-of-charity - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Here is the deal reached by St Vincent's and Holles Street over the new National Maternity Hospital

The agreement reached in November between the two hospitals was released today to the public.

St Vincent's chairman: Any legal medical procedure will be carried out at new maternity hospital

The National Maternity Hospital project has been mired in controversy in recent weeks.

# sisters-of-charity - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

# sisters-of-charity - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital

Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.

# sisters-of-charity - Friday 21 April, 2017

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to review plans for National Maternity Hospital

The development has been mired in controversy this week.

# sisters-of-charity - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'

It will take legal challenges on the grounds of gender discrimination to fully remove the Catholic Church from publicly-funded services, writes Colleen Hennessy.

# sisters-of-charity - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'I really thought we were beyond this point': Protest to be held tomorrow on new maternity hospital

Former junior health minister Kathleen Lynch told Drivetime that the hospital is not “going in the right direction”.

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital

The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.

# sisters-of-charity - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'No religious influence': Harris defends new maternity hospital ownership in face of criticism

The Master of the new National Maternity Hospital said the facility will “revolutionise healthcare”.

Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital

A new company will be set up to govern the new maternity hospital.

# sisters-of-charity - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Pope puts Cork woman one step closer to becoming a saint

The founder of the Sisters of Charity Mary Aikenhead has been declared venerable.

# sisters-of-charity - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Explainer: How can religious orders refuse to pay compensation to Magdalenes?

Why are the religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries not obliged to pay financial compensation to survivors?

# sisters-of-charity - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Shatter: I can't go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said he is disappointed that religious orders implicated in the Magdalene Laundries scandal will not contribute to the compensation fund for survivors.

Refusal of religious orders to compensate Magdalenes 'beggars belief'

Magdalene Survivors said the women who worked in the laundries are ‘flabbergasted’ that the State is allowing this to happen.

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