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Adams welcomes Maternity announcement

28 September, 2005

Sinn Féin West Belfast MP Gerry Adams speaking from Dublin today where he was visiting one of the Rossport 5, imprisoned for their stance against Shell, has welcomed the announcement that the design of the new Maternity Hospital on the Royal Victoria Hospital site will start.

Mr Adams said:

"This is a welcome announcement.

"This new Maternity Hospital situated beside the Children's hospital will provide valuable services for expectant mothers and their babies not just in Belfast but throughout the north and beyond.

"When Bairbre de Brún took the decision that the new Maternity Hospital should be built on the Royal Victoria Hospital Site it was both the right decision in terms of the interests of mothers and their babies but it was also long overdue." ENDS

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