While the country still reels from the financial scandal discovered at Console, another firestorm of controversy is bound to explode in the near future.
It has emerged today that the Health Service Executive is launching an investigation into alleged wage top-ups that were made back in 2013 for as many as a dozen staff at the St. John of God hospital in Dublin.
The investigation claims that 12 managers at the institution received lump sums totalling around €2m in top-ups.
St. John of God is cataloged as a section 38 charity, which means that the HSE provides it with funding of up to €130m a year. Furthermore, the organization’s Service Level Agreement explicitly specifies that it “shall not pay nor subsidise salaries, expenses or other prerequisites which exceed those normally paid within the public sector.”