Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions
The issue being addressed in respect of 2017 relates to An Bord Pleanála and the additional sprinkler systems that had to be put in place. The cost was to be managed within the existing budget. That is separate from the information brought to the attention of the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, at the end of August or the beginning of September on the potential for a significant over-run. It was only crystallised at the beginning of November, at which time the other Ministers were then informed of the seriousness of the issue and the Cabinet took its decision in December.