Proposed National Children’s Hospital in Dublin
In the Irish Examiner…
Elaine Loughlin and Catherine Shanahan report:
The State’s chief procurement officer, who failed to flag the spiralling costs of the National Children’s Hospital with the Government, has resigned from the hospital development board.
The shock resignation comes as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar signalled in a letter to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that there may be more overspending on the hospital.
The project is already €455m over budget and the cost looks set to rise further as contractors involved have submitted numerous claims.