Wednesday, 5 July 2006
Michael Finucane (Fine Gael)
I welcome the commitment in the last line of the Minister of State's speech. On 22 June 2005, he confirmed that planning permission had been granted, the health board had submitted documentation to the Department of Health and Children requesting approval to seek tenders for construction of the unit and work would proceed. If the project does commence at the end of 2006, perhaps the right type of progress will be made. The Minister of State must agree that the six years since this project was included in the programme has been a long time.