Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to “hold feet to the coals” in relation to the “massive” and “colossal” overrun in the cost of building the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Paul Cullen, Health Editor Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to “hold feet to the coals” in relation to the “massive” and “colossal” ove(...)

Projects that may be shelved include new laboratories and theatres at the Coombe hospital, and a €3.4m investment in paediatric and blood services.

Key health service investments including additional hospital beds, new emergency, cancer and cardiac facilities, primary care centres and long-term re(...)

The  site  of the  National Children’s Hospital viewed from the South Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The National Children’s Hospital under construction at St James’s in Dublin is well on its way to becoming the most expensive hospital in the world, y(...)

Celebrations as new children's hospital gets government approval 1:18

The Cabinet has approved the construction of the new National Children's Hospital at the St James's Hospital site in Dublin. Construction will begin '(...)

John Pollock, project director at the site of the proposed national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new national children’s hospital could break the Government if it fails. Poppies, buddleia, acres of car-parking and a few clapped-out hospital b(...)

A new board, budget and management team will be put in place to lead the development of the new children?s hospital.

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the creation of a new group to drive forward the development of the new national children's hospital. (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has appointed six senior officials to manage the national children’s hospital project on a temporary basis. Departme(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has left the 12 vacant seats on the board developing the new national children’s hospital unfilled and is considering(...)

The Government made a last-minute decision to switch the location for the new national children’s hospital from beside the Coombe women’s hospital in (...)

Seven of the nine members of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, including chairman Harry Crosbie, have indicated they want to stay on(...)

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