The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin has stated that salaries and allowances are not supplemented from charitable donations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

This time last week, “top-ups” referred to payments made by mobile users requiring phone credit. But in recent days the definition has broadened to in(...)

Jerry Buttimer: The chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee said it was considering calling in the HSE and hospitals to examine issues such as governance, transparency and accountability in relation to the operation of their boards.

The Department of Health has said people appointed to run the new public hospital groups will receive a maximum of €136,282 with no additional payment(...)

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(...)

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.

The States’s largest children’s hospital, Our Lady’s in Crumlin, has been paying its chief executive a top-up allowance of €30,000 per year funded fro(...)

Robert Watt: Happy to hear suggestions for improved performance. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, Robert Watt, has been accused of being “over-sensitive” after he said it was unfair to (...)

The Department of Health has written to the HSE with a statement of public pay policy. Photograph: Frank Miller

The HSE is to urge voluntary hospitals and agencies to cease paying allowances to senior executives which are outside public service pay rules.The HSE(...)

John McGuinness

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to investigate the payment of more than €3 million to senior executives in State-funded voluntary hospital(...)

Inquiring into the crisis

Ireland’s domestic banking collapse has, as the Dáil Public Accounts Committee pointed out, created the greatest challenge to the State since its foun(...)

Brendan Howlin said the plan was that up to 90 per cent of claims would be made electronically by December.

The Government cannot publish the names of hospital consultants who are holding up the payment to the HSE on income from health insurers due to fears (...)

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