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(...)

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien arrives at the Dáil to give evidence before the Public Acounts Committee yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Voluntary hospitals and health service agencies that continue to pay more to their executives than permitted under Government policy could face cuts i(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive has told a Dáil committee that some State-funded hospitals and agencies are claiming to be compliant with Government pay (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly  forecast after last mont’hs budget  that the HSE deficit could be about €150 million this year

The Health Service Executive has told the Government that in a worst-case scenario its financial deficit for this year could be close to €300 million,(...)

Irish doctors prescribe antibiotics for colds and flus unnecessarily, for fear of offending their patients, a new study has found. Dr Laura Noonan sa(...)

It’s fair to say the generally accepted view of the Health Service Executive (HSE) is that it is a failed entity. Many who work for it provide a super(...)

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(...)

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