Work continues at the site of the new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

June 2018 Just after lunch on Wednesday, June 20th, last year, the project director of the new national children’s hospital arrived at the Department(...)

A spokeswoman for the Minister said he is maintaining his position that he only became aware of the final figures in November. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Minister for Health Simon Harris was told two months before last year’s budget that cost overruns in the development of the national children’s ho(...)

It was “amazing” that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (pictured) did not ask for updates on the hospital as the budget approached, Fianna Fáil public expenditure spokesman Barry Cowen said. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he did not discuss cost overruns at the national children’s hospital before the budget and only discusse(...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital.Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure (DPER), is to be asked to appear before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (...)

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

Senior officials in the Department of Health were aware in September 2018 that the potential cost overruns at the new national children’s hospital wer(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he would bring a memo next week on procurement and on allocations for the Government’s capital plan. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday night that he took overall responsibility for the use o(...)

 Simon Harris, Minister for Health , Andrew Mc Dowell EIB vice president, Werner Hoyer EIB president, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the signing of documents for the EIB loan for the new children’s hospital.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

August 29th 2017: Concerns about costs in relation to the national children’s hospital were raised at a meeting of the national children’s hospital st(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris (front right) pictured in December 2017 at the signing of documents for the European Investment Bank loan to cover the cost of the national children’s hospital. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The €1.4 billion price-tag for the national children’s hospital is a “reasonable” one, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Asked whether the p(...)

Simon Harris: facing questions on  the escalation of costs at the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Good morning, Ten months ago, Minister for Health Simon Harris faced one of the biggest crises of his ministerial career when, thanks to the courage (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he became aware of potential overruns at the National Children’s Hospital in August 2018. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Senior Department of Health and HSE officials discussed potential overruns at the new national children’s hospital almost +a year before the date when(...)

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