More than €200,000 incurred by body that will run National Children’s Hospital did not comply with State procurement rules

Members of the Dáil’s spending watchdog have raised questions about more than €200,000 worth of website and PR costs incurred by Children’s Health Ire(...)

A file photograph showing hoardings at the site of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bam Ireland, the main contractors of the National Children’s Hospital (NCH), has rejected a claim that it is underperforming in its work on the projec(...)

The construction site of the national children’s hospital in 2019. File photograph: Tom Honan

The new national children’s hospital (NCH) is behind schedule and there have been suggestions that it may not open until 2024. That’s almost two year(...)

A view of the site of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ File

The chair of the board developing the national children’s hospital is to step down at the end of next month, The Irish Times has learned. The resigna(...)

Site of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Delays in the completion of the new national children’s hospital have been “exacerbated” as the board overseeing the project has yet to receive a “val(...)

Work on the site had halted due to a dispute centred on the costs of resuming work under Covid-19 restrictions, and only resumed following an intervention from Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The board developing the €1.7 billion National Children’s Hospital considered terminating its contract with BAM at the height of a bitter dispute over(...)

The National Children’s Hospital building site in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

BAM, the main contractor on the National Children’s Hospital, has submitted more than 600 claims for extra costs amounting to more than €200 million, (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath says a new national development plan will be delivered next summer that is likely to be larger than the current one. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Delivering the national children’s hospital on time in 2023 may be “challenging”, the Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath has warned. Mr(...)

This is our  last chance to find a small space within the existing shell of the national children’s hospital to co-build a small maternity unit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the face of it, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and nursing homes are very different places. Sick babies in NICUs are at the beginning of the(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he was ‘angry’ over the work stoppage. ‘I would say people need to get back on site and start building the children’s hospital because the children of this country need it.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Work will resume on Monday at the €1.7 billion National Children’s Hospital despite a continuing dispute over extra costs which Government sources bel(...)

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