South Dublin County Council votes to name the National Children’s Hospital after 1916 veteran

Councillor O’Connor also said he intends to bring a motion to the Dublin Mid-Leinster health forum.

Another Dublin council has voted to name the National Children’s Hospital after a 1916 veteran - writes dublinlive.ie.

A motion tabled by Sinn Fein councillor Brendan Ferron called for the hospital, which will be located at St James’ Hospital, to be named after Dr Kathleen Lynn.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Micheal Mac Donncha previously tabled a similar motion at the November meeting of Dublin City Council last week.

Speaking during this month’s SDCC meeting, councillor Ferron said: “[Dr Lynn was a] truly remarkable woman in history. Her whole life was dedicated to helping the poor and needy children in Dublin.”

And commenting on the current plans to name it the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, he said: “It’s a good name for a flute band not for a hospital.”

Labour councillor Breeda Bonner said that “all parties [on SDCC] can find something they support” in Dr Kathleen Lynn.

While Fianna Fail councillor Charlie O’Connor said that the day the news broke that the hospital would be named Phoenix that he “couldn’t get his head around it”.

Councillor O’Connor also said he intends to bring a motion to the Dublin Mid-Leinster health forum.

The motion was passed with three votes against it, and two abstentions.

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