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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Retendering the national children’s hospital contract is not an option, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Mr Harris’s comments come as confi(...)

Bam Construction:  Courtesy of deals with the State, or State-backed firms, schools, courthouses, roads, tunnels, medical facilities and even sewerage schemes have supplemented the firm’s steady flow of work. Photograph: Tom Honan

In its 2011 financial accounts, Bam Contractors noted glumly that it had been another “difficult” year, where pricings for contracts in Ireland stayed(...)

Head of  Bam, Mr Cullinane, said the construction firm would ‘fully engage with PwC to ensure all relevant facts are disclosed’.  Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The national children’s hospital board believes there would be “little or no” international interest and limited domestic interest if they retendered (...)

Construction site of the national children’s hospital: its costs are soaring but the Government appears to learn  from  such mistakes. Photograph: Tom Honan

Whatever happens now, the new national children’s hospital will cost the State a fortune, vastly more than anyone thought when they were making decisi(...)

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

The builder of the national children’s hospital says it is willing to step down from the construction of the project. The construction company also h(...)

Simon Harris:  “We will not be found wanting when it comes to acting against any entity or any company if errors were made”

The national children’s hospital board was warned five years ago that builders were lodging “unsustainable low-cost bids” to win contracts before tryi(...)

Sir, – I was interested and surprised to read that the Government is to examine whether contractors have submitted low tenders in order to win constru(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris pictured in the Dail earlier this week, on televisions in Arnotts in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said estimates of the amount of materials which were needed to build the national children’s hospital were “not r(...)

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,(...)

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