ALISON O'CONNOR: Hospital finances fiasco puts a dent in FG’s economic credibility

A coach and four has been driven through the image of fiscal virtue carefully constructed by the Taoiseach with the able assistance of his minister for finance. 

They can spin it any way they wish but the fiasco that has become the construction of the new National Children’s Hospital puts a deadly dent in their economic credibility.

Needless to say if they were pointing fingers in private the immediate target would be the Health Minister, Simon Harris. This extraordinary overspend has occured on his watch, but responsibility does not end with him.

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