15th February 2019
The estimated cost of the overrun of the budget for the National Children’s Hospital currently stands at €450m. Details have emerged of where the €99m to cover the cost of the National Children’s Hospital overrun in Budget 2019 will come from. This will have an impact across a number of Departments and projects in 2019 and comes with a social and economic cost as well as a political one. Government has yet to identify where the remainder of the €350m to cover the cost overrun will come from. This information should be made available to the Oireachtas as soon as possible.