John Pollock

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Artist’s impression of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The cost of the national children’s hospital could rise above €1.7 billion, a new report into the cost of the project has warned. A report by consult(...)

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(...)

Work continues at the site of the new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

June 2018 Just after lunch on Wednesday, June 20th, last year, the project director of the new national children’s hospital arrived at the Department(...)

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

Senior officials in the Department of Health were aware in September 2018 that the potential cost overruns at the new national children’s hospital wer(...)

Work is continuing on the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An independent review into the runaway cost of the new national children’s hospital will itself cost €450,000, the Oireachtas health committee has hea(...)

Tom Costello, chairman of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. Photograph: Ray Lohan/ The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas health committee have criticised a “catastrophic” and “unprecedented” increase in the cost of building the new national chil(...)

Cranes tower above the National Children’s Hospital site, as viewed from the South Circular Road in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The completion of the new national children’s hospital is to be delayed by a further nine months, despite the €1.4 billion price-tag of the project ne(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris with  children from St James National School looking at a model of the new children’s hospital. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The name of the new children’s hospital is “unlikely to be Phoenix”, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Speaking in bitter cold at the site o(...)

Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Five Irish and overseas consortiums have been shortlisted to build the new national children’s hospital, the biggest capital project in the history o(...)

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