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,(...)

Televisions in Arnotts display Minister for Health Simon Harris apologising to the Dáil for not providing more information in reply to a parliamentary question about the cost of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Before anybody goes looking for any more apologies, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform would respectfully like to make an important clarif(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris turn the sod on the National Children’s Hospital in 2017. The cost overrun for the hospital has placed the Government and Mr Harris under severe political pressure. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The board responsible for the oversight of the construction of the National Children’s Hospital flagged rising costs at the project seven times, new d(...)

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted in the Dáil that  taxpayers’ money had not been wasted on the children’s hospital project. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there are a small number of contractors who he would never like to see getting a public contract again in the State. (...)

 Minister for Finance   Paschal Donohoe said the government will now no longer pre-commit to major bespoke projects until there is clarity on tendered costs.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Plans for a new National Forensic Science Laboratory will be among the projects impacted by the government’s decision to divert funds to the new Natio(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris addressing the Dáil on Tuesday.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has apologised “most sincerely” for not providing fuller information in reply to a parliamentary question from Fianna(...)

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

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has said that other capital projects will not be cut back or delayed in order to save €100 million thi(...)

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Healthcare authorities have insisted that the first phase of the new national children’s hospital will open on schedule this summer despite there bein(...)

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

The Department of Health considered plans to deferring parts of the new national children’s hospital including the helipad, outsourcing the kitchen an(...)

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