Cost of Children’s Hospital dominates in last days of Dáil term

Inside Politics: Revelation that price tag has soared to at least €1.4 billion is ‘extraordinary stuff’, says Martin

The  National Children’s Hospital: rising costs could make it one of the most expensive healthcare facilities in the world. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The National Children’s Hospital: rising costs could make it one of the most expensive healthcare facilities in the world. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“Extraordinary stuff”.

This is how the leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin, has described the escalating costs of the National Children’s Hospital, which makes our lead today.

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