Saturday September 19, 2020

Consultants to oversee high-spending state projects

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

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
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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