Hey, what did I tell you?
Didn’t Bertie promise the nuns a hospital?
Of course he did. And it didn’t matter if the hospital was in the wrong place, or if the sick kids have nowhere to walk around after their operations. That’s not the point.
Bertie promised the Reverend Mother control of the National Children’s Hospital, and if he had to rig every report and threaten every civil servant involved in it, well that’s what he had to do.
Bertie is nothing if not loyal to his former employers.
So what if you have to drive through Dublin traffic to bring your sick kid to the hospital? So what? Aren’t yiz glad yiz have a hospital?
Yes, Bertie, we are, but not here.
So what if the kids don’t have a place to walk around or sit in their wheelchairs and recuperate?
So what if the new hospital is in the middle of the city with the noise of traffic and the pollution? It’s only a hospital for sick kids, after all.
So what if crime levels in the Dorset St, Eccles St, NCR area are very high and parents stand a good chance of being mugged?
And so what that Bert was offered a greenfield site on the junction of the M50 and the M7, free of charge. It was totally unsuitable, even though it was next to the new Tallaght general hospital
Why was it unsuitable?
Well, for a start, the nuns don’t own it.
Bertie’s nuns. The same nuns he kept happy by instructing Michael Woods to offer over a billion euros for the religious orders in the residential institutions redress scheme.
Let me ask you a question. Why would a former book-keeper be so eager to keep his old employers happy? After all, he was just an employee, wasn’t he? And no doubt a conscientious one.
It’s a mystery.
Of course, what could you expect from the soul-less drones who demolished 7 Eccles Street?
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