From today's ST , an article by Conor Brady on how the projected cost of the new Children's Hospital has gone from 484m in 2012 to a whopping 2 billion euros now.
Why aren't the media crucifying Simon Harris and FG over this? ( I can make an educated guess as to why not ).
Conor Brady: Will anyone pay the price for the national children's hospital fiasco? | Ireland | The Sunday TimesIt is getting on for seven years since James Reilly, as health minister, announced that Ireland’s new national children’s hospital would cost €484m, would be co-located at St James’s in Dublin, and would be in operation “certainly by 2018”.
The project is now set to generate the largest capital overrun in the history of the state. By 2017 the estimated cost had gone up to €983m. Two weeks ago the Oireachtas health committee heard it will require an additional €495m. Some expect the cost to rise even further, possibly pushing it towards €2bn.
It is profoundly disturbing that the management of a public undertaking of this magnitude can go so catastrophically wrong. It is clear that political decisions were taken and announcements were made on…