Simon Harris to apologise in Dáil over children’s hospital statement

Minister told Fianna Fáil TD that budget was on track despite learning a month earlier of overruns

 Minister for Health Simon Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris will apologise for telling the Dáil the budget for the national children’s hospital was on track at a time when he had recently learned of a significant escalation in cost.

On September 18th, Mr Harris told Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen that capital expenditure on the project was “in line with the expected expenditure profile.”

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