The International Independent Review (June 2011) was commissioned by the present government. The following is from an email, received under the Freedom of Information Acts in which the Reviewers are discussing the draft ‘Conclusions’ section of their report. The text quoted below was omitted from the final report, not because the Reviewers did not believe what they had written but because it was considered unnecessary to comment on St. James just to dismiss it.
“Comment: Removed this text: ‘The only other site that met the co-location criteria was St. James. Unfortunately this location offers no advantage over the Mater site and in fact presents similar if not more constraints to those identified at the Mater.’ – not sure the St. James question should be introduced in the Conclusions.”
Minister Varadkar- take notice.