November 5, 2019
Children’s Hospital cannot be a cash cow for construction industry – Louise O’Reilly TD

Reacting to the news of further possible spending overruns on new National Children’s Hospital, Sinn Féin health spokesperson Deputy Louise O’Reilly has said the government cannot allow the hospital to be a cash cow for the construction industry.

Speaking this evening, Teachta O’Reilly said:

“The costs of the construction of the vitally needed new National Children’s Hospital have been a serious cause for concern for nearly a year now.

“In recent weeks there have been a number of worrying reports of further cost escalation on the project.

“Indeed, there have also been a number of high-profile resignations from the development board of the hospital over the past number of weeks and months, and some reports suggested these were possibly due to more spiralling cost overruns.

“The news this evening that further additional costs have been submitted by the contractor are further proof of the governments failures in managing to contain the costs of the project.

“When I raised the matter of overspending with the Taoiseach today he seemed to think this was normal behaviour of which the State could do nothing about – nothing could be further from the truth.

“These claims need to be validated as quickly as possible and the government need to get a handle on the spending on the hospital because it cannot be allowed to be a cash cow for the construction industry.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

In 2017 Simon Harris promised that no child would wait over 4 months for scoliosis-related surgery.

This promise was broken and waiting lists have worsened.

Children deserve better. It's time for change. - @davidcullinane

#TonightVMTV

Every woman and girl deserves to enjoy their life free from misogyny and violence.

We are bringing a motion to the Assembly to make the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy a priority for all parties.

I am determined to work together with everyone to ensure that all women…

At the Farmers’ Market in Carrick-on-Shannon today. Lovely local products and fantastic people.

I even got a verse of “Hello Mary Lou” before I left 😃

Fermanagh’s own Superintendent Ted Hastings cannot make it to the @WestvilleHotel Hotel tonight, but he is urging you to come along!

Registration is still opened here; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fermanagh-peoples-assembly-tickets-796880810957

📍Westville Hotel, Enniskillen
🕖7pm
📆22nd Feb

Come along and have your say 🗣️

Load More