A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to question health officials over a “blatant conflict of interest” regarding reports into the national children(...)

The hospital building is about to rise before our eyes in the coming months. There is, really, no turning back. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“Grim reading” is how Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described the PwC report into the cost overrun at the national children’s hospital, and this is certa(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  set to face intense questioning over  hospital cost at the Oireachtas health committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to press ahead with the construction of the new national children’s hospital despite the finding of a report into the €450 million c(...)

The construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The resignation of John Pollock as the project director of the team building the national children’s hospital robs a complex project of vast experienc(...)

John Pollock tendered his resignation as project director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on Tuesday after more than five years  in the post. Photograph: Ray Lohan

The national children’s hospital has suffered a fresh blow with the resignation of John Pollock, the experienced engineer who was in charge of buildin(...)

 Micheál Martin outside Leinster House on Friday. The Fianna Fáil leader believes an election will be held early next year.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Money raised from increases in carbon tax should be reinvested in grants for retrofitting homes, incentives for electric cars and other measures, Fian(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris advised of the report’s finding that “this risk always sat with the funder”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The cost overrun on the national children’s hospital would have materialised even if a contractor other than Bam had been selected to build the projec(...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy told the Public Accounts Committee that the senior civil servant was bound by a circular. File photograph: Frank Miller

A senior civil servant who sits on the board of the national children’s hospital was obliged to pass on concerns about the project to Government Minis(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe speaking tomedia at Government Building. Photograph: Tom Honan

The diversion of €10 million from the construction of a new forensic science lab to the children’s hospital will not affect the lab’s completion date,(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Department of Health considered plans to deferring parts of the new national children’s hospital including the helipad, outsourcing the kitchen an(...)

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