Saturday June 6, 2020

Harris faces grilling over claims of fresh hike in Children’s Hospital cost

Contractor BAM has submitted additional claims which could lead to rise in final bill

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

29th September, 2019
Simon Harris, Minister for Health: facing fresh questions this weekend about the cost of the National Children’s Hospital PIc: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris is due to be questioned this week about whether the cost of the National Children’s Hospital is set to exceed €2 billion.

The budget for the project on the St James’s Hospital site has already escalated from €940 million to an estimated €2 billion.

Labour TD Alan Kelly, who is a member of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee, said he had information that raised concerns about...

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