The Department of Health has admitted that no minutes were taken at a recent meeting between the Health Minister and the chairman of the board overseeing the country’s largest infrastructural project, the new €1.7bn children’s hospital.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
The chair of the board tasked with overseeing the building of the new national children’s hospital will tell a committee tomorrow that contractor claims “have not had a material impact to date”
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
A member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called on the Taoiseach and the Government to appraise themselves of what is being spent on the new children’s hospital rather than “just showing up in a hard hat for a photo op”.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2019
The Department of Health has refused to clarify why it did not make a public announcement following the shock resignation of the State’s chief procurement officer, who failed to flag the spiralling costs of the National Children’s Hospital.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019
The chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has made a call for the establishment of a National Capital Projects Agency, similar to the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA).
Thu, 16 May, 2019
It is estimated that a further €293m will be needed for the National Children’s Hospital's completion, bringing the total cost to almost €1.73bn, with PwC saying that, unless a number of ‘risk areas’ are addressed, the price could shoot up further.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
Health officials have been accused of failing to provide TDs with a detailed report on the cost of building the National Children’s Hospital before a meeting last week, amid ongoing claims they are delaying access to key information.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2019
The national children’s hospital board has been accused of hiding the findings of 11 more reviews and audits of the ballooning project’s financial controls and governance after refusing to immediately release the records.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
Health Minister Simon Harris is facing growing calls to fully correct the Dáil record and admit to opposition claims he misled the public over the children’s hospital costs crisis in an escalating three-way game of cat and mouse among rival parties.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
The impact on tens of thousands of patients of escalating unrest in the health service continues today with members of the public asked not to use out of hours GP services as hundreds of family doctors gather in Dublin for a protest.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
The board of the National Children's Hospital has said the provision of fire sprinkler protection measures in the new hospital will exceed the number that is set out within fire safety legislation.
Sun, 22 Oct, 2017