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#National Children's Hospital

# national-childrens-hospital - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million
# Bam
# Bam

Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million

Jul 13th 2021, 2:58 PM 28,776 Views 42 Comments

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is spending €15 million fighting the claims.

# national-childrens-hospital - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board
# Construction
# Construction

Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board

Apr 8th 2021, 10:19 PM 35,660 Views 0 Comments

BAM is the primary contractor building the new children’s hospital in Dublin.

# national-childrens-hospital - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million
# PAC
# PAC

Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million

Feb 9th 2021, 2:21 PM 24,940 Views 59 Comments

Six of the claims are more than €40 million, the committee was told.

# national-childrens-hospital - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Children’s Hospital contractor sought extra claims totalling 'in excess of €200 million', TDs told
# Bam
# Bam

Children’s Hospital contractor sought extra claims totalling 'in excess of €200 million', TDs told

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 2:00 PM 61,498 Views 93 Comments

The completion date for the project is also being pushed back further.

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

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

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

Jul 10th 2020, 9:22 PM 16,835 Views 42 Comments

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
# Finance Minister
# Finance Minister

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

Updated Jul 10th 2020, 1:17 PM 35,423 Views 90 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

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

May 22nd 2020, 12:30 PM 23,637 Views 50 Comments

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
# CIF

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

May 19th 2020, 6:46 PM 25,815 Views 88 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 10:15 PM 57,596 Views 64 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

Mar 31st 2020, 6:31 PM 27,529 Views 19 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Jan 31st 2020, 7:35 PM 13,680 Views 34 Comments

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'

Jan 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 55,629 Views 25 Comments

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
# Nch

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

Dec 5th 2019, 1:18 PM 17,061 Views 48 Comments

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
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

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

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,172 Views 25 Comments

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
# Complaints
# Complaints

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 29,807 Views 0 Comments

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
# Complex Build
# Complex Build

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

Sep 10th 2019, 5:56 PM 11,318 Views 31 Comments

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
# Caranua
# Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

Sep 6th 2019, 10:34 PM 17,651 Views 48 Comments

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
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

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

Sep 2nd 2019, 2:39 PM 11,939 Views 19 Comments

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
# Emergency Care
# Emergency Care

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

Jul 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,804 Views 9 Comments

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
# Progress Update
# Progress Update

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

Jun 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,324 Views 34 Comments

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
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

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

May 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 32,003 Views 51 Comments

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
# PAC

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

May 16th 2019, 7:56 PM 16,367 Views 39 Comments

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
# Opportune Point
# Opportune Point

Top engineer on National Children's Hospital project resigns

Mar 20th 2019, 7:46 AM 31,310 Views 51 Comments

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'
# Independent TD
# Independent TD

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

Mar 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 23,916 Views 12 Comments

“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
# Children's Hospital

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

Mar 7th 2019, 10:13 AM 14,611 Views 38 Comments

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
# Newstalk
# Newstalk

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

Feb 28th 2019, 9:03 AM 44,214 Views 84 Comments

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
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

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

Feb 21st 2019, 12:22 PM 14,165 Views 20 Comments

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
# Spiralling Costs
# Spiralling Costs

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

Updated Feb 20th 2019, 7:15 PM 49,924 Views 208 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 47,318 Views 124 Comments

‘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
# Onwards And Upwards
# Onwards And Upwards

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

Feb 16th 2019, 12:09 PM 18,750 Views 98 Comments

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
# St James's
# St James's

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

Feb 15th 2019, 1:52 PM 60,379 Views 179 Comments

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
# National Children's Hospital
# National Children's Hospital

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

Feb 13th 2019, 8:28 PM 31,975 Views 88 Comments

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
# Low Balling
# Low Balling

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

Feb 12th 2019, 7:26 PM 35,044 Views 69 Comments

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
# On The Backburner
# On The Backburner

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

Feb 12th 2019, 4:40 PM 27,251 Views 104 Comments

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
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

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

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 2:56 PM 27,711 Views 157 Comments

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
# Dáil Record
# Dáil Record

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

Updated Feb 10th 2019, 4:20 PM 20,761 Views 110 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Feb 9th 2019, 7:30 AM 15,997 Views 32 Comments

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'
# New Documents
# New Documents

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

Updated Feb 7th 2019, 10:45 PM 28,387 Views 90 Comments

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
# Nch

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

Feb 7th 2019, 4:48 PM 10,749 Views 42 Comments

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
# National Children's Hospital
# National Children's Hospital

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

Feb 6th 2019, 1:11 PM 15,525 Views 71 Comments

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

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