The National Childrens' Hospital has hit the bufferes with An Bord Pleanala.
They don't like it for all sorts of reasons.
Here's a thought.
Move the Mater to a new site at Thornton Hall, and build the Childrens's hospital there as well.
That frees up lots of space near Mountjoy. Expand Mountjoy onto the old Mater site. Move over. Demolish the old Mountjoy, and expand it and merge the 2 together.
Mater and Childrens hospital have a massive site with easy access, lots of parking space, and space to expand as new facilities are needed.
Mountjoy is sorted, expanded, and modernised
Every one happy.
What's the problem with that?