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Updated cost projections for National Children’s Hospital needed

19 May 2020

Statement by Duncan Smith TD
Party Whip and Spokesperson on Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport.

Labour Party member of the Special Committee on Covid Response, Duncan Smith TD, has called for updated cost projections for the National Children’s Hospital to be published.

Deputy Smith said:

“Following my questions at the first public meeting of the Covid19, the head of Construction Industry Federation Ireland stated that the costs of large scale building projects such as the National Children’s Hospital could rise by at least 40%.

“This figure is astronomical. The Irish people have already contributed a significant amount into the National Children’s Hospital to the tune of €2 billion.

“The Government Procurement Office needs to now publish revised estimated final costs for the National Children’s Hospital and make known how much they anticipate the cost of the project to rise by.”