National Children’s Hospital: the neverending story
GPs have called for an investigation into the ‘national scandal’ of a project whose spiralling €1.7 billion budget looks set to suck the entire health service dry of capital funding. Will the government bite the bullet? Don’t hold your breath
News that a top mandarin has refused to come before the Oireachtas health committee to explain how the civil service allowed the cost of the National Children’s Hospital project to spiral to €1.7 billion is likely to incense many members of the public.
Robert Watt, secretary general at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, informed the committee that he would not attend the hearing into the massive cost overrun this week. Watt...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Elaine Byrne: Culture of discrimination won’t change until men tire of it too
Women have stories about everything from biased attitudes to assault. Only men’s help will change the culture
Anton Savage: Feeling superior in the Land of the Free
We are free to complain about our country’s failings, but we also have more personal and economic freedom than most other countries around the world, including the US
Vincent Boland: Chronically underperforming Unilever long past its salad days
The venerable British consumer goods giant is now in the crosshairs of a disaffected fund manager who accuses the company of having lost the plot
Ian Guider: Tax amnesty for pubs and restaurants may be only saving grace
Pubs and hospitality businesses have gritted their teeth during the pandemic, only to now be faced with huge tax liabilities. It’s time to give them a break