Ireland politics


#5910

Sure there’s a load of things we could use that for. They’d make a nice turn on it even if they just sold it


#5911

Slated for completion in 2018 #lol


#5912

Still haven’t heard a clear rationale for this. Wanted to colocate with an adult hospital, had to be in Dublin. I think the mater was first choice but didn’t get planning permission. James’s was next up I think. James’s a leading teaching hospital was also a factor -politics in medicine circles. Public transport access also a factor.

I wonder if the report informing the choice of location is published. Listening to commentators, children’s hospitals should colocate with maternity hospitals to benefit patients. Colocating with adult hospitals doesn’t have any positive impact in patient outcomes, which contradicts one of the reasons given for the James’s site.


#5913

The public transport connections is the only reason left standing that makes sense, and we could always build a luas out to blanch, which will happen at some stage anyway and for the money they are talking the saving would easily cover the luas line, as well as the obvious additional benefits of said luas line.


#5914

I dont know — but the press will find something to shift the focus from the Gov.


#5915

At this stage the big hole in the ground is a sunk cost. They should look at the thing from scratch and decide again whether James’s is the right site. It might still be. It probably isn’t though. For the money they are talking about spending on the NCH in James’s they could probably build the children’s hospital in blanchardstown and then develop the James’s hole in the ground to improve and extend the adult hospital there (given that the coombe is apparently creaking and will need replacing).


#5916

Stop talking sense will you ffs


#5917

The money they have spent on the hole in the ground in James’s would have seen at least part of a building on a greenfield site by now.


#5918

If they collected their tax from Apple they’d be grand — Nah, we’re not in for that kind of thing… France just pursued 10 years worth of back tax from Apple – *according to Joe Brolly that is


#5919

Easily. The question now is how much longer FF will wait before pulling the plug.
One gets the impression that Brexit or no Brexit, the government is only one more major fuck up away from falling


#5920

Or apartments


#5921

They don’t have a greenfield site and if they wanted one would have to buy one, which would cost quite a lot in Dublin city.


#5922

There’ll be a general election in May.


#5923

Id say. Theyll fall over the line regarding Brexit and thatll be enough for Martin to pull the plug


#5924

Offer has probably lapsed


#5925

The Bould Mattie McGrath gave a slightly incoherent but amazingly accurate Tour de France in the Dail 2 years ago in relation to this project.


#5926

Mattie knew


#5927

#5928

is this it @chocolatemice?


#5929

And so it begins…