Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 16 December 2021
Public Accounts Committee
2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 38 - Health
On the basis that it is 50% to 60% completed, with the vast bulk of the construction and the outer skin of the building complete, which the committee saw, and obviously progress has continued from July onwards, was there built into the contract or was any foresight given to rising inflation costs? Were any materials or products pre-purchased at any point during this construction phase to try to bring down the cost, or are they being purchased at the point of need?