Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 27 April 2017
National Children's Hospital
Yesterday the new National Children's Hospital finally got lift off... It’s expected that the building work on the massive project could begin in a matter of weeks.
The hospital which will be located at the St James’ hospital site in Dublin will have single ensuite rooms for every patient and will have the very latest technology.
But, this much needed new facility will come at a cost – and the latest projected figure is an eye watering one billion euro. And there are still concerns about traffic congestion, parking and access to the new hospital for families travelling from outside of the capital.
Eilish Hardiman is chief executive officer of the Children’s Hospital group and she joined us this morning.
Book Club - Echoland
This month we’ve been reading Echoland by Joe Joyce, a detective novel set in 1940s Dublin by Joe Joyce.
In studio this morning were John Connolly, author, Natasha Fennell, Director of Stillwater Communications, Michael Colgan, now the former Director of the Gate and Elaina Ryan, Director of Children’s Books Ireland.