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(...)

Patricia Ryan previously worked for  Pat  Cox, who is chairman of the board of Limerick City of Culture 2014, when he was in the European Parliament.

A former mayor of Limerick has heavily criticised the process around the appointment of Pat Cox’s former special adviser as the chief executive of Lim(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “As I said on many occasions already, top-up payments that were not authorised, that were unapproved and that came from non-exchequer funding sources, that breached the public service pay agreement, have to be dealt with.”  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny this evening said he was annoyed at the revelations about the top-up payments to senior health service figures.More than half o(...)

Figures released this evening by the Minister for Health James Reilly said that 24 of the 44 voluntary hospitals and agencies ‘returned a status of non-compliance’. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

More than half of the country’s voluntary hospitals and health service agencies have said they are not compliant with Government pay policy in relatio(...)

The Public Accounts Committee has sought legal advice on how it should handle a series of Garda files forwarded to its chairman John McGuinness (pictured) from a whistleblower.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Public Accounts Committee has sought legal advice on how it should handle a series of Garda files forwarded to its chairman John McGuinness from a(...)

The director of the National Gallery of Ireland Sean Rainbird. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A €40,000 additional payment to the director of the National Gallery of Ireland did not represent a top-up of his salary, the chair of the gallery’s b(...)

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness received a number of documents from one of the penalty point whistleblowers last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Garda Commissioner and Data Protection Commissioner have written to the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, John McGuinness, seeking the re(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness (right) who said yesterday he would be pressing for special hearings to be held into top-up payments. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Members of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee are to seek to have the chairs of the board of voluntary hospitals and health agencies called to give ev(...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin said medical card application processing was now carried out on an equitable and consistent basis using standard operating procedures.

More than 6,300 people who previously held discretionary medical cards were found to be ineligible following reviews carried out this year, HSE offi(...)

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