Saturday October 31, 2020

What’s the point of an inquiry hobbled from the start?

3rd February, 2019

Last week, we learned that the independent review into the cost over-runs in the National Children’s Hospital has been instructed to “stop short of determining culpability at the individual level”.

It is hard to fathom how the review will do its job - to assess how the cost of the hospital has risen under successive health ministers from €650 million in 2012, to €983 million in 2017, to the current figure...

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