It has been uncovered that The Department of Health were willing to offer the new chairperson of the HSE €100,000 a year for a position that involved two full days per week.
According to The Irish Daily Mail, the salary proposals which were later altered by The Department Of Public Expenditure were discovered in documents which were released under the Freedom of Information Act.
It is believed that the chairperson of the HSE would have received the extraordinary salary for carrying management duties and overseeing 110 thousand HSE staff members.
Although the Department of Health were more than willing to offer the salary for the position which was given to Ciarán Devane last month, it is believed that a salary package of €80,000 was agreed with The Department of Public Expenditure who initially baulked at the health department’s figures.
The documents apparently revealed that The Department of Health were willing to offer the salary as it would coincide with the salary being offered to the new chief executive of the HSE.
It is believed that the new CEO will be given an annual salary of between €250,000 to €300,000 upon taking their new position.
The Department of Health say the interviewing process for that particular position will get underway later this month.