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"Scandalous": Kildare North TD Criticises Absence Of Penalties For Children's Hospital Contractor

BAM, which has its HQ in Kill, has described claims that it isn't adequately resourcing the construction of the hospital as "completely untrue".

"Scandalous".

That's how Kildare North TD Catherine Murphy has described a lack of penalties imposed on BAM, the contractor behind the National Children's Hospital.

The Dáil's Public Accounts Committee has heard of another delay to the completion of the National Children's Hospital.

It's now expected the site at St. James's Hospital in Dublin won't be finished until February 2025, but the board of the project say they can't guarantee that.

It's also claimed delays would be the big factor on a potential increase in costs to build and operate the hospital.

Kildare North TD Catherine Murphy asked board CEO David Gunning if penalties are being considered against the contractor.

BAM, which has its HQ in Kill, has described claims that it isn't adequately resourcing the construction of the hospital as "completely untrue".

In a statement, it says it always resourced the project "beyond the level required" - largely to cope with the level of design change and construction.

BAM adds it's "fully committed" to delivering the hospital within the "shortest possible timeframe".

 

 

 

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