Originally Posted by klaaaz
The new Children's hospital that was announced by FG a few years ago to cost €485m has now shot up to over €1.4bn, who knows how many more billion it will cost if and when it's finished. Expect a tribunal in a decade's time to find out who is really benefiting from the explosion in costs, it's all murky in the making of a financial scandal.
You read that right, a world first in that Ireland has managed to produce the most expensive hospital in the world! Marvellous statement from one of the most expensively paid leaders in the world who lives off the taxpayer.
I don' know where you have been, but you are trying to use this as stick to beat FG, when you might as well use to beat every single political party and public organisation in Ireland.
It is the way things end up here.
See Port tunnel, Luas, M50, PPARS, every fecking public funded project in this country has had massive budget and time overruns.
And in this case what do you expect when they decided to plant it in a very constrained space, end up digging massive fecking hole that was just absorbing cash at a rate of knots.
Oh don't worry I am not defending this shyte.
Go back and look at every one of my posts about this hospital and you will find me arguing that it should never have been put at St James no more than at it's previous location the Mater.
But no, all the medical experts were claiming it had to be collocated and what about public transport.
Yeah all the sick kids and their parents would be taking public transport to the hospital.
Sure what am I saying, who gives a shyte about them, so they added two extra units to Tallaght and Connolly to cater for them.
Originally Posted by buried
Hmmm Anyone in some semblance of authority going to take some responsibility for this?
FFS responsibility aint in the Irish lexicon.
Originally Posted by DS86DS
The ignorance and stupidity of FG for placing this next to St. James A&E where half the junkies in Dublin pay a trip to.
It's a completely inappropriate location for a children's hospital.
Yeah one tiny step up from bertie's Mater site.
Obviously FG had connections with St James where Ff's were with the Mater.
Oh and before the shinners start trying to make hay with this check out how good old Aengus Snodaigh was glad as a local that the new hospital would "help local regeneration and create much-needed local jobs."
And then he got all excited about it being secular and naming it after a Mayo woman.
That is about the only positive in the whole fooking saga.
BTW does anyone know if the cost of the two new paediatric urgent care and out-patient satellite units on the Southside and Northside of the city at Tallaght and Connolly Hospitals which have also received planning permission are factored into this ????
So instead of building the whole lot at say Connolly they are doing a typical Irish fudge job of building stuff both there and Tallaght because they know damn well the St James location is nearly inaccessible.