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O'Brien, Jonathan

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Regulation of Tenderers Bill 2019: First Stage

I move:More Button

Regulation of Tenderers Bill 2019: First Stage (Continued)

I recognise that the European regulations were transposed into Irish law through a statutory instrument. I believe Deputy Howlin was the Minister in charge when we brought that in but it is clear ...More Button

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."More Button

National Children's Hospital: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Many unanswered questions remain. I do not even believe all of the questions about this project have been asked to date, but we do know that the information on it is being drip-fed, which is regre...More Button

Let me begin at the start. We know that the two-stage procurement process for the project was a risk. We know this because a report on it outlined both the advantages and the disadvantages of a...More Button

Deputy Wallace asked who signed off on the process. That question has not been answered as of yet, but we are aware that the Government contracts committee which granted the derogation to the Na...More Button

The information coming out of the Department and the HSE is being drip fed. It is just creating conspiracy theories in some places, but it is certainly not a good PR exercise on the part of the ...More Button

With regard to the cost overrun, I agree with Deputy Fleming that we do not know the final cost of the hospital project. Deputy Kelly was the first member of the Committee of Public Accounts to ...More Button

We already have a report, the Mazars report, from the end of last year. It considered the cost overruns and went into some detail on the issue. There are many questions to be answered and we ha...More Button

Did he ask for any analysis of their performances as board members? Did he ask any questions at all? He did not even speak to them. He just wrote back and reappointed them, which is not good eno...More Button