Tuesday 28 February 2012

Flawed proposal for Mater site

SELECTING THE most appropriate site for a major public project is of critical importance, as underlined dramatically by An Bord Pleanála’s decision to refuse planning permission for the proposed children’s hospital of Ireland on the Mater site in Dublin. Just as the notion of building the “Bertie Bowl” – an 80,000-seat stadium plugged into the M50 that was never built due to its huge cost and the essential madness inherent in it – so it was equally wrong-headed for Mr Ahern to champion the Mater site in his own constituency, with the support of others, as the only possible location for the children’s hospital.

Read the article @ The Irish Times


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