Wednesday February 19, 2020

New Mater will cost double original estimate at €500m

The new Mater Hospital in Dublin will cost more than €500 million, twice the original estimate, according to senior officials familiar with the plans.

3rd September, 2005

The project to join the Mater Hospital and Temple Street Children's Hospital on a single site was originally approved in 1999 at a cost of €250 million. By 2001, the estimate had risen to €350million.

Now, however, officials said the final bill was almost certain to exceed €500 million. The project is managed by a company run by Laura Magahy, who previously managed the ill-fated National Stadium project at Abbotstown and the troubled Digital Hub in...

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