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#National Children's Hospital

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign Factcheck

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign

We looked at more of the claims made during last night’s last leaders debate.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a massive expensive spaceship landing in Dublin 8 and we've got to make sure communities benefit'

'This is a massive expensive spaceship landing in Dublin 8 and we've got to make sure communities benefit'

The €1.73 billion project has almost three years of construction-time left.

From TheJournal.ie 'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more Nch

'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more

The Public Accounts Committee met in the Oireachtas today.

From TheJournal.ie Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site Complaints

Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site

One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays Complex Build

Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays

The project has been mired in controversy over spiralling costs.

From TheJournal.ie Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced Children's Hospital

Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced

Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight Emergency Care

Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight

The Department of Health has said the opening hours of the new unit have not yet been finalised.

From TheJournal.ie Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital Progress Update

Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital

The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital Sláintecare

Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital

It emerged this month that the facility will be built to honour a 2008 contract with consultants.

From TheJournal.ie HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

From TheJournal.ie Top engineer on National Children's Hospital project resigns Opportune Point

Top engineer on National Children's Hospital project resigns

John Pollock is the second senior figure to leave the project in as many months.

From TheJournal.ie Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws' Independent TD

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Sec Gen accused of calling committee 'a mob', Robert Watt says he didn't recall and did not mean to offend Children's Hospital This post contains videos

Sec Gen accused of calling committee 'a mob', Robert Watt says he didn't recall and did not mean to offend

Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said there is a level of contempt being shown to Oireachtas committees.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says it is 'scandalous' that the Children's Hospital cost estimations were so far off Newstalk

Leo Varadkar says it is 'scandalous' that the Children's Hospital cost estimations were so far off

Speaking about Brexit, the Taoiseach also said that he’s “not surprised” that he’s the “boogeyman” of the British media.

From TheJournal.ie Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees Children's Hospital

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains Spiralling Costs

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure? Opinion

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital Onwards And Upwards

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

From TheJournal.ie BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants St James's

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun National Children's Hospital

'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun

Mick Wallace told the Dáil the ultimate cost of the hospital could be in excess of €2.2 billion.

From TheJournal.ie 'One or two' contractors Varadkar would not like to see get a public State contract again Low Balling

'One or two' contractors Varadkar would not like to see get a public State contract again

Work is underway to ensure the public procurement process is more robust, particularly for large-scale projects.

From TheJournal.ie No hospital project will be delayed due to children's hospital cost overrun, but 'repairs' will be pushed out On The Backburner

No hospital project will be delayed due to children's hospital cost overrun, but 'repairs' will be pushed out

An audit of departmental spending has been undertaken with savings to come from eight departments.

From TheJournal.ie 'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election Dáil Record

Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election

Fianna Fáil has said it won’t support a potential no-confidence motion in the health minister.

From TheJournal.ie Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH Explainer

Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH

The controversy over the costs of the project is just the latest in a series of problems to affect the project

From TheJournal.ie 'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately' New Documents

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'

Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun Nch

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun

Pressure has been mounting on government all week about who knew what when about the hospital costs.

From TheJournal.ie 'Father Ted territory': Harris says he was unaware of the NCH cost implications before last year's Budget National Children's Hospital

'Father Ted territory': Harris says he was unaware of the NCH cost implications before last year's Budget

Harris maintained his claim that he was not aware of the project’s rising costs until August 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Finance Minister accused of being 'kept in the dark' over children's hospital overspend ahead of Budget Timeline

Finance Minister accused of being 'kept in the dark' over children's hospital overspend ahead of Budget

Paschal Donohoe admitted it would have been ‘helpful’ to have been informed of the cost overruns as it developed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend Skyrocketing Costs

'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Public Expenditure about its role in project oversight.

From TheJournal.ie Delivery of new National Children's Hospital 'at the point of no return', Harris says Accountable

Delivery of new National Children's Hospital 'at the point of no return', Harris says

Minister for Finance Donohoe, told Morning Ireland that the escalating costs of the children’s hospital should have been known earlier.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable Interview

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable

Varadkar said the terms of reference of the review would be changed.

From TheJournal.ie Chairperson of National Children's Hospital project board steps down Out The Door

Chairperson of National Children's Hospital project board steps down

Tom Costello has been involved with the project for six years.

From TheJournal.ie National Children's Hospital Project 'highly unlikely’ to come in under €2 billion National Children's Hospital

National Children's Hospital Project 'highly unlikely’ to come in under €2 billion

The Secretary General of the HSE is unable to confirm that the cost will be below €2 billion

From TheJournal.ie The row over spiralling costs at National Children's Hospital is set to intensify this week Timeline

The row over spiralling costs at National Children's Hospital is set to intensify this week

The hospital will cost €1.4 billion – that’s €450 million higher than the figure of €983 million approved by government in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns Catastrophic Overspend

No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns

The final project cost is €1.4 billion – €450 million higher than the 2017 figure.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend Overrun

Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend

It’s emerged the budget for the new hospital may cost more than €1.433 billion.

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