Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace made the remark about the national children’s hospital costs as he renewed his appeal for the Government to reconsider the tender. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The national children’s hospital costs debacle has been described as a “f****** joke” during a late night Dáil debate on the PwC report into the cost (...)

The HSE report found there is a “lack of individual accountability for the success” of the national children’s  hospital.

One person needs to be appointed who is “on the hook” for the budget, quality and timeline of the new national children’s hospital, a Health Service E(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said there  is no funding this year to start work on a national maternity hospital adjacent to the new children’s hospital at the St James’s Hospital site in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson

There is no funding this year to start work on a national maternity hospital adjacent to the new children’s hospital at the St James’s Hospital site i(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the children’s hospital cost overrun comes at the expense of other health and social services which try to control their costs. Photograph: Rollingnews.ie

The departments of health and public expenditure and reform have been given a month by the Government to prepare “an implementation plan” for the PwC (...)

‘What is happening is wrong. I believe we have a collective moral obligation to put it right now,’ says Prof Chris Fitzpatrick. Above, the site of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of the national children’s hospital on the current site should proceed only if a maternity hospital can be accommodated beside it, the Dá(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin described the PwC report into the escalation of costs as a “damning indictment” of the whole tendering and contract process. Photograph: Artist’s impression of national children’s hospital

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Health Simon Harris of being “asleep at the wheel” ove(...)

Simon Harris: ‘What the report doesn’t find is that there should be a clear-out of the board, in fact it explicitly recommends against.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The governance structures of the national children’s hospital will have to change, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Mr Harris has indic(...)

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 conclusion of the PWC report that the final cost of the National Children’s Hospital could exceed €1.7 billion is a deeply depressing indictment of our political and administrative system. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The conclusion of the PWC report that the final cost of the National Children’s Hospital could exceed €1.7 billion is a deeply depressing indictment o(...)

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