Minister for Health James Reilly said on Tuesday that he had ordered the recent HSE internal audit report that uncovered the widespread top-up payments

Ministers approved a special annual pay deal of €195,000 two years ago to facilitate the transfer of a senior executive in the voluntary hospital sect(...)

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(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said that social inequalities within Irish society have created a “health tombing”.

The number of people experiencing food poverty in Ireland could fill Croke park five times over, a conference has heard. According to the chari(...)

The audit found that Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, was one of 13 agencies collectively paying about €900,000 to senior managers in top-up payments and benefits from non-State sources.

A board member of the State’s largest children’s hospital, Our Lady’s in Crumlin, has said the Health Service Executive salary scale for chief executi(...)

The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin declined to respond to  queries about the source of privately funded remuneration paid to the hospital’s master. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of hospitals whose executives are in receipt of private top-up payments over and above their HSE-funded remuneration have refused to elabo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: an audit had concluded there were 36 types of allowances being paid to 191 senior managers at an annual cost of €3.224 million, he told the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Kim Haughton/IDA

Five senior managers in the health services received a total of €739,000 in top-up payments between 2005 and 2010, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.(...)

Ignoring pay policy
  • Health
  • November 20, 2013, 01:00

It is shocking that, when patient services are being cut, remuneration for senior executives at State-funded voluntary hospitals and health agencies s(...)

Minister for Health  James Reilly: “You can’t have it both ways.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is absolutely clear that top-up payments for senior hospital and health agency executives have to stop, Minister for Health James Re(...)

Siptu official Paul Bell said the unions would now pursue their case in the Labour Court. Photograph: Eric Luke / The
Irish Times

Trade unions have said that the HSE is tolerating top-up payments to senior managers in some voluntary agencies while refusing to address the issue of(...)

Dr James Reilly: said only five organisations had replied to a circular letter issued at the end of September. Photograph: Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly said he is aware of a number of “arrangements” in State-fund hospitals and health agencies which may breach official (...)

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