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#National Children's Hospital

# national-childrens-hospital - Friday 10 July, 2020

National Children's Hospital developer confirms works will resume at the site from Monday

Taoiseach Micheal Martin appealed to the contractor and those working on building the hospital to get back on site.

Paschal Donohoe says it's 'frustrating' to see another costs row over National Children's Hospital

BAM released a statement saying that it was excluded from the government’s Covid-19 ex-gratia payments, which it called “unfair”.

# national-childrens-hospital - Friday 22 May, 2020

CIF director 'misspoke' about possible 40% increase in cost of National Children's Hospital

Tom Parlon made the claim on Tuesday to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response.

# national-childrens-hospital - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Cost of building Children's Hospital could rise by 40%, special Covid-19 committee hears CIF

Cost of building Children's Hospital could rise by 40%, special Covid-19 committee hears

Labour TD Duncan Smith said such an increase would be “astronomical”.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 2 April, 2020

BAM 'welcomes' legal action taken against it by board of National Children's Hospital

The dispute relates around the validity of a contract to commence Phase B of construction of the Children’s Hospital without a design.

# national-childrens-hospital - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.

# national-childrens-hospital - Friday 31 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims from the final party leaders' debate of this year's election campaign

We looked at more of the claims made during last night’s last leaders debate.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'This is a massive expensive spaceship landing in Dublin 8 and we've got to make sure communities benefit'

'This is a massive expensive spaceship landing in Dublin 8 and we've got to make sure communities benefit'

The €1.73 billion project has almost three years of construction-time left.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 5 December, 2019

'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more Nch

'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more

The Public Accounts Committee met in the Oireachtas today.

# national-childrens-hospital - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# national-childrens-hospital - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Council warns National Children's Hospital contractor about working hour breaches on site

One local councillor says local residents feel “under siege” from the constant construction work near their homes.

# national-childrens-hospital - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays

The project has been mired in controversy over spiralling costs.

# national-childrens-hospital - Friday 6 September, 2019

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

# national-childrens-hospital - Monday 2 September, 2019

Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced

Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.

# national-childrens-hospital - Monday 15 July, 2019

Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight

The Department of Health has said the opening hours of the new unit have not yet been finalised.

# national-childrens-hospital - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital

The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital

It emerged this month that the facility will be built to honour a 2008 contract with consultants.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 16 May, 2019

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

# national-childrens-hospital - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Top engineer on National Children's Hospital project resigns

John Pollock is the second senior figure to leave the project in as many months.

# national-childrens-hospital - Monday 18 March, 2019

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Sec Gen accused of calling committee 'a mob', Robert Watt says he didn't recall and did not mean to offend Children's Hospital This post contains videos

Sec Gen accused of calling committee 'a mob', Robert Watt says he didn't recall and did not mean to offend

Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said there is a level of contempt being shown to Oireachtas committees.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Leo Varadkar says it is 'scandalous' that the Children's Hospital cost estimations were so far off

Speaking about Brexit, the Taoiseach also said that he’s “not surprised” that he’s the “boogeyman” of the British media.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees

Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.

# national-childrens-hospital - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

# national-childrens-hospital - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

# national-childrens-hospital - Friday 15 February, 2019

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

# national-childrens-hospital - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun

Mick Wallace told the Dáil the ultimate cost of the hospital could be in excess of €2.2 billion.

# national-childrens-hospital - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'One or two' contractors Varadkar would not like to see get a public State contract again

Work is underway to ensure the public procurement process is more robust, particularly for large-scale projects.

No hospital project will be delayed due to children's hospital cost overrun, but 'repairs' will be pushed out

An audit of departmental spending has been undertaken with savings to come from eight departments.

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

# national-childrens-hospital - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election

Fianna Fáil has said it won’t support a potential no-confidence motion in the health minister.

# national-childrens-hospital - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH

The controversy over the costs of the project is just the latest in a series of problems to affect the project

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'

Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun Nch

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun

Pressure has been mounting on government all week about who knew what when about the hospital costs.

# national-childrens-hospital - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Father Ted territory': Harris says he was unaware of the NCH cost implications before last year's Budget

Harris maintained his claim that he was not aware of the project’s rising costs until August 2018.

# national-childrens-hospital - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Finance Minister accused of being 'kept in the dark' over children's hospital overspend ahead of Budget

Paschal Donohoe admitted it would have been ‘helpful’ to have been informed of the cost overruns as it developed.

'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Public Expenditure about its role in project oversight.

# national-childrens-hospital - Monday 4 February, 2019

Delivery of new National Children's Hospital 'at the point of no return', Harris says

Minister for Finance Donohoe, told Morning Ireland that the escalating costs of the children’s hospital should have been known earlier.

# national-childrens-hospital - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable

Varadkar said the terms of reference of the review would be changed.

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