‘There May Be More Overspending At The Hospital’


Proposed National Children’s Hospital in Dublin

This morning.

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.

Official quits as National Children’s Hospital costs spiral (Elaine Loughlin and Catherine Shanahan, The Irish Examiner)

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7 thoughts on “‘There May Be More Overspending At The Hospital’

  1. Liam Deliverance

    Suprise,fupping surprise. We never hear of a prison places shortage, I presume there is one considering the massive amount of suspended sentences given out for very serious crimes in the last decade. The billion euro that is being misappropriated via the NCH could be used to be build a much needed prison, no?, mad idea?, sorry I’ll be quiet so.

  2. Dr.Fart

    this is why you need a government with necessary skills to do their job. in this instance, pricing and quotes, negotiation skills, particularly in the construction industry. A gov. full of ex-primary school teachers will always get rings ran around them like this.

  3. DOC

    Leo will not give an update on the new figures because it is
    Commercially sensitive information
    OK Leo……..

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