New children's hospital likely won't open on time, report claims
The new children's hospital likely won't open on time, according to a report by The Irish Times.
The controversial build has been hit with delay after delay since construction started in July 2016.
Nearly seven years have passed since construction started on the children's hospital, but the opening date is still not clear.
According to the report, the hospital won't be up and running until the end of 2025.
The project was set to be "substantially completed" by March 2024, but there are fears it could be late 2025 by the time the hospital opens to the public.
Social Democrats TD, Catherine Murphy said, "The longer the construction phase goes the more expensive this hospital is.
"I’m really concerned about that substantial completion date not being met by virtue of the fact that they [NPHDB] have not even been able to get the substantial completion programme from the builder."
In November, reports claimed the hospital was 80% complete.
However, the total cost of the build has sky-rocketed and is expected to pass €2 billion.
Dublin's three children's hospitals, Crumlin, Tallaght and Temple Street, will be transferred to the new facility.
The state-of-the-art facility will be run by Children's Health Ireland.
CHI already manages the three existing children's hospitals in Dublin.