HSE director general Tony O’Brien who said an agency was used to fill a critical role which had proved impossible to fill for a variety of reasons. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of the Impact trade union at the Limerick group of hospitals have commenced industrial action in protest at the €250,000 salary paid to a seni(...)

Hospital staff in Limerick have voted for industrial action over high levels of executive pay. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Hospital staff in Limerick have voted for industrial action in protest at high executive pay levels.The Irish Times revealed last month that the Limer(...)

John McGuinness  raised concerns over €258,000 paid to fill the position of chief operations officer/deputy chief executive officer . Photograph: The Irish Times

People appointed on consultancy contracts to carry out work for public bodies are not covered by the Government’s official pay ceiling, the Department(...)

Student nurses and midwives protesting outside Dr Steven’s Hospital to highlight the pay and working conditions of student/intern nurses and midwives: “The rest of the workforce has endured the full brunt of austerity measures applied within the public service,” says Impact assistant general secretary Andy Pike. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is investigating a claim a HSE hospital group has paid one of its managers €258,000 over a 13-month period since(...)

The provision of agency workers to the HSE continues to be a bonanza for a select number of firms, new figures show.According to figures provided by t(...)