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A government TD says it would be ‘very ambitious’ to think the National Children’s Hospital will open in 2023.

The 1.4 billion euro project is due to be finished in August 2022, but it has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

There have also been disputes between the contractor and the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.

The Green Party’s finance spokesperson, Neasa Hourigan, says the situation is ‘extremely serious’.

She says the relationship between the NPHDB and the contractor is at an ‘all time low’.