Health refuses to say if Harris’s response about hospital costs was altered

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th February, 2019
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Miesian Plaza on Lower Baggot Street in Dublin 2, the HQ of the Department of Health

The Department of Health has refused to clarify whether the office of the Minister for Health altered the controversial response he issued that failed to disclose the rising cost of the National Children’s Hospital.

The failure to provide accurate information about the cost overrun resulted in Simon Harris being accused of misleading the Dáil and being forced to apologise.

Parliamentary responses are drafted by departmental officials and are signed off by...

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