Kenny backs €1-billion spend on children’s hospital

The Taoiseach’s defended the price-tag for the new national children’s hospital in Dublin and says it will be ‘closely monitored’.

Initially costed at €450 million in 2014, it’s now likely to top €1 billion.

The Cabinet’s expected to finally sign off on the project at the Saint James’ hospital site in the coming weeks.


Speaking this afternoon, Enda Kenny says the costs won’t be allowed increase any further.