Inflation costs could rise sevenfold on National Children’s Hospital this year

Rising construction costs mean board of controversial project could have to pay €12m to cover inflation in 2022

The National Children’s Hospital has been mired in controversy due to spiralling costs over recent years. Picture:

Inflation costs could rise more than sevenfold this year at the National Children’s Hospital (NCH), adding to the costs of the controversial multibillion-euro project.

Correspondence shows that construction inflation may mean that the board of the children’s hospital will have to pay out an additional €12 million to BAM, the building contractor on the Dublin facility, in 2022.

The NCH project has been mired in controversy for three years amid ever-rising costs and disputes with ...