Consultants to oversee high-spending state projects

Government is eager to avoid huge overruns in projects like the National Children’s Hospital

13th October, 2019

External consultants are going to be hired to review the cost of mega-projects such as the National Children’s Hospital at a cost of up to €100 million. The government is developing the new oversight process to avoid a repeat of the hospital overrun, which spiralled from €940 million to an estimated €2 billion.

Budget documents show that the cost of the new process is estimated at “more than €100 million” and will involve...

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