Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

It’s not every day that a crematorium heaves to the sound of dancers spinning around in a polka but then there was nothing ordinary about the send-off(...)

If implemented, the proposal in the HSE audit would see the St John of God order funding this shortfall from its own resources rather than receiving additional funding from the State this year. File photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive says the St John of God order should pay millions of euro, the equivalent sum it gave in secret payments to senior execut(...)

An audit said the St John of God organisation had been paying salary top-ups to senior mangers as far back as 1986 at least.

The findings of a HSE audit into secret payments of millions of euro to a group of senior managers at the St John of God organisation were “quite shoc(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Micheál Martin said the party would listen to the debate which would inform its policy decisions on the issue. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Resolutions confirming Fianna Fáil’s status as a “pro-life” party had overwhelming support at the party’s ardfheis. During a debate on health i(...)