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# Sisters of Charity

This month
January 2023
# Sisters of Charity
St Vincent's creates list of Catholic iconography to return to orders after shares transfer
St Vincent’s University Hospital has developed a lengthy list of crucifixes, paintings, statues, St Brigid’s crosses, busts, and stained glass.
All time
# Governance
Government 'hasn't ruled out' CPO of National Maternity Hospital site
The Tánaiste said it is not clear whether the owners of the land are willing to discuss the sale.
# Elm Park
New location may need to be found for National Maternity Hospital, says Tánaiste
The Sisters of Charity said it has never been contacted by the Government or the State to discuss purchasing the site.
# Dublin
National Maternity Hospital: Sisters of Charity to transfer ownership of St Vincent's land to the State
In 2017 the sisters stepped down from the board of the hospital group.
# National Maternity Hospital
'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.
Voices
'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.
# Protest
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.
# Petition
'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.
# Hand it over
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.
# Faith
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.
# Dr Peter Boylan
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.
# St Vincent's
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’.
# Sisters of Charity
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
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.
# clinical independence
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
Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.
# big picture
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
St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to review plans for National Maternity Hospital
The development has been mired in controversy this week.
# Maternity Hospital
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.
# Sisters of Charity
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.
Voices
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
'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”.
# redress scheme
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
'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”.
# strong criticism
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.
# Nearly there
Pope puts Cork woman one step closer to becoming a saint
The founder of the Sisters of Charity Mary Aikenhead has been declared venerable.
# Magdalene
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?
# Magdalene Laundries
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.
# Magdalenes
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.