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# National Children's Hospital

This year
Stephen Donnelly says speculation on cost of Children’s Hospital is ‘not helpful’
Donnelly said he believes Sinn Féin is “inadvertently” being used as “pawns” and that its members speculation on the cost of the NCH is not helpful.
Tánaiste concedes 'real difficulty' surrounding cost of National Children’s Hospital
Responding to a question in the Dáil, Micheál Martin said the last thing you should do with any public contract is “start putting costs out there”.
Just 27 out of 3,000 rooms of National Children's Hospital have been completed
The board overseeing the hospital’s construction will tell the Health Committee that the project may be delayed further unless BAM changes its behaviour.
Children's Hospital contractor 'needs to step up' and deliver project on time, says minister
The contractor is pushing out the handover date from March to May 2024, says the minister.
Children's Hospital Board rejects claim operating theatre fault could cost 'tens of millions'
The matter is expected to be raised in the Dáil later today.
11 of the hospital's 22 operating theatres will require works to address a problem identified last year.
A TD suggested the issue could cause delays and cost tens of millions, but the hospital board has refuted those claims.
The matter is the most recent controversy for a project that has repeatedly come to public attention.
Taoiseach tours National Children's Hospital as construction reaches 80% completion
Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape
Visitors to National Children's Hospital to pay maximum charge of €10 for 24-hour parking
The private operator of the new hospital’s car park is to be required to make a “premium up-front payment” of €5 million to operate it.
Last year
Final cost of National Children’s Hospital ‘may not be known for years’
Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall said there seemed to be a “perennial problem” in Ireland with delivering major infrastructure projects.
Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital
The current estimated cost of the NCH is €1.4 billion.
National Children's Hospital will cost more than €1.43 billion by 2024 completion date
The final cost may not be known until years after construction ends due to legal claims.
The Good Information Podcast: Healthcare - are we moving further away from the solution?
A majority of Irish people are pessimistic about the healthcare service, so what needs to change?
Inflation to increase National Children’s Hospital costs by €51 million
Members of the board of the Children’s Hospital appeared before the Public Accounts Committee today.
Locals near new National Children's Hospital site unhappy with reduced access to project leaders
Residents have described ongoing concerns about how the works are impacting their area.
Residents near the site of the new Children's Hospital have described ongoing concerns about how the works are impacting their area.
Issues have included noise pollution, reduced green space, and a High Court case claiming damage caused to homes, Lauren Boland reports.
Meanwhile, inside the site, a reward is still being offered for information about a series of arson attacks.
Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape
Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape
The Journal visited the site of the new hospital and demonstration spaces showing how patient rooms will look.
Surging inflation and global supply chain issues are creating challenges for the new National Children's Hospital, Lauren Boland reports.
The Journal visited the site in Dublin 8, where construction is well underway.
New features in the hospital include robots to transport materials and a tablet at each bed.
'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?
All time
Minister refuses to rule out costs for National Children's Hospital surpassing €2 billion
The project has been hit with around 900 claims worth approximately €540 million.
'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?
Work on the National Children’s Hospital is over 35% complete – with construction work aiming to be finished by the end of 2023.
"We still have a number of questions about the hospital," the chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said.
The Project Managers say that the NCH is designed to last twice as long as the average national hospital, and costs more as a result
Contractor at National Children’s Hospital submits 906 claims worth €446 million
The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is spending €15 million fighting the claims.
Contractor BAM takes High Court action against National Children's Hospital board
BAM is the primary contractor building the new children’s hospital in Dublin.
Children's hospital contractor seeking extra claims totalling more than €300 million
Six of the claims are more than €40 million, the committee was told.
Children’s Hospital contractor sought extra claims totalling 'in excess of €200 million', TDs told
The completion date for the project is also being pushed back further.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site
The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.
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.
'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.
'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more
The Public Accounts Committee met in the Oireachtas today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital
The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.
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.
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.
Top engineer on National Children's Hospital project resigns
John Pollock is the second senior figure to leave the project in as many months.
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
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.