Minister accuses oposition of using Dingle Hospital as political football

The Minister for Arts Sport and Tourism has launched an attack on opposition parties accusing them of using the Dingle Hospital project as a political football. The Minister admits that there is a hold up in acquiring the funding from The Department of Finance but that talks are ongoing.The project was to enter construction stage in June, however funds have not been released to invite tenders for the hospital. John O Donohue says he is confident the new 72 bed facility will be built but says the opposition are using it to score points from government.