The closure of Mount Carmel hospital comes after the masters of the Dublin maternity hospitals have warned they were already facing serious pressures catering for the existing demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The closure of Mount Carmel private hospital will mean that on average the three public maternity hospitals in Dublin will have to deal with about 100(...)

Cope Foundation said salary for its head of fundraising was in line with HSE pay scales. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cope Foundation, which provides services to people with autism and intellectual disabilities, has confirmed it has been paying a senior staff memb(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly said it was ‘very clear’ that people need to be in compliance. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health James Reilly has warned that St Vincent’s University Hospital faces “serious consequences” if it fails to co-operate with a HSE au(...)

The audit restates that the Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony was getting an unauthorised private allowance of €45,000, in addition to a publicly funded salary of €183,500.

St Vincent’s University Hospital has refused to tell a HSE audit into top-up payments how much it has been paying senior staff in private allowances.I(...)

Department of Health files said the master of the National Maternity Hospital received a “privately- funded allowance” of €45,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two weeks into the controversy over top-up payments, much has been learned about the unconventional remuneration arrangements some voluntary hospitals(...)

The Central Remedial Clinic has admitted that money raised by a charitable company was used to top up the salaries of staff including its former chief executive Paul Kiely.

Five senior staff at the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) are still in receipt of top-up payments, it emerged yesterday amid calls for a Government inqui(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony said she had nothing to add to her statement of last week and that she stood over it in its entirety. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony has said she stands over the statement she made last week in relation to her salary “in its (...)

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda (pictured), the National Maternity Hospital and the Coombe Women’s Hospital – have been paying senior staff more than is permitted by the Government

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda, the National Maternity Hospi(...)

Master of the Holles Street hospital Dr Rhona Mahony last week issued a statement rejecting reports that she was in receipt of a private allowance. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive says the description of a €45,000 payment to the master of the National Maternity Hospital as a “private allowance” in an(...)

Dr James Reilly: an internal Government email suggests his efforts to stop and retrieve unauthorised payments to senior health staff may encounter legal difficulties. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Any attempt to either stop or recoup controversial top-up allowances paid to senior staff in health agencies may run into legal obstacles, according t(...)