Tom Costello

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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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faced criticism in the Dáil over costs of the new national children’s hospital escalating to a potential €1.7 billion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Capital projects may be delayed by a number of months because of health cost overruns but the Government does not envisage the cancellation of any pro(...)

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(...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, as seen from Rialto Bridge

The children’s hospital proposed for the Mater site in Dublin fell at the final fence primarily because it was the wrong horse for that course. It was(...)

One reader found she had inadvertently signed up to Complete Savings after buying a ticket on the Irish Rail website

Last week, we featured two readers’ concerns over what they said were mystery payments to a company called Complete Savings. One of the reader(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly with Dr Eilish Hardiman, chief executive of the Children’s Hospital Group Board. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Six “world class” architectural firms competing to design the new national children’s hospital in Dublin will be named next week. The wi(...)

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