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# top-ups - Thursday 12 December, 2013

HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals today
# Crc
# Crc

HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals today

Dec 12th 2013, 7:27 AM 3,689 Views 1 Comment

Hospitals will be given until the end of the year to comply with HSE guidelines.

# top-ups - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

7 things we learned from the CRC’s grilling by the PAC
# Crc
# Crc

7 things we learned from the CRC’s grilling by the PAC

Dec 11th 2013, 11:19 PM 18,546 Views 58 Comments

Contractual obligations, a failing business and a pension fund that doesn’t actually exist – it was an interesting day in Committee Room 3.

'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'
# Crc
# Crc

'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'

Dec 11th 2013, 4:24 PM 24,467 Views 125 Comments

The revelation was disclosed right at the end of lengthy hearings before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this afternoon.

Video: Former CRC chief got €200k lump-sum payment from charity fund
# Crc
# Crc

Video: Former CRC chief got €200k lump-sum payment from charity fund

Dec 11th 2013, 2:34 PM 13,649 Views 116 Comments

The HSE’s director of human resources, Barry O’Brien, said that the executive “had no knowledge on that” arrangement.

CRC 'contractually bound' to top up salaries
# Crc
# Crc

CRC 'contractually bound' to top up salaries

Dec 11th 2013, 12:10 PM 8,682 Views 62 Comments

Board members of the Central Remedial Clinic are being grilled by the Public Accounts Committee today.

WATCH LIVE: TDs grill CRC officials over top-ups
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

WATCH LIVE: TDs grill CRC officials over top-ups

Dec 11th 2013, 10:28 AM 7,113 Views 43 Comments

The expected non-appearance of Brian Conlan, who resigned as CRC chief executive on Monday, is causing considerable controversy.

# top-ups - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context

Dec 10th 2013, 7:01 PM 9,480 Views 69 Comments

Tony O’Brien was granted a €26,000 top-up in 2006 that was not approved by the Department of Health.

Taoiseach calls on Adams to answer question: Were you a member of IRA?
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach calls on Adams to answer question: Were you a member of IRA?

Dec 10th 2013, 4:07 PM 15,992 Views 241 Comments

The Taoiseach criticised the Sinn Féin president’s past during a discussion on salary top-ups for some health executives with Kenny ruling out an independent inquiry at Leaders’ Questions this afternoon.

Extra powers sought as ex-CRC chief 'puts two fingers up to the PAC'
# Brian Conlan
# Brian Conlan

Extra powers sought as ex-CRC chief 'puts two fingers up to the PAC'

Dec 10th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,501 Views 41 Comments

Brian Conlan has said he will not appear at a PAC hearing tomorrow morning as the other directors and officers know everything he does.

# top-ups - Monday 9 December, 2013

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal
# Aodhán O'Riordáin
# Aodhán O'Riordáin

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal

Dec 9th 2013, 11:25 PM 13,318 Views 55 Comments

Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.

CRC chief quits in the midst of charity top-up scandal
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

CRC chief quits in the midst of charity top-up scandal

Dec 9th 2013, 12:46 PM 10,222 Views 69 Comments

Departing chief executive Brian Conlan did not receive any top-ups but his predecessor got a top-up of €135,000 on top of a basic salary of €116,000.

# top-ups - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

Dec 5th 2013, 6:25 PM 5,184 Views 27 Comments

A former CRC chairman claimed that “very top people” at the HSE attended a 2009 meeting at which which privately-funded payments for staff were agreed to.

# top-ups - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Tánaiste on top-ups controversy: 'It will be dealt with, it is being dealt with'
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Tánaiste on top-ups controversy: 'It will be dealt with, it is being dealt with'

Dec 3rd 2013, 3:52 PM 4,579 Views 25 Comments

“The problem is being addressed,” Eamon Gilmore insisted in the Dáil this afternoon.

# top-ups - Monday 2 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:34 PM 16,400 Views 8 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the sentencing of Thomas Byrne, arrests over the Phoenix Park murder and more ‘top up’ revelations.

Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments
# Top Up Scandal
# Top Up Scandal

Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments

Dec 2nd 2013, 8:19 PM 7,835 Views 40 Comments

Executives at non-compliant Section 38 hospitals and agencies are to be bought in for meetings with the HSE Director General.

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC

Dec 2nd 2013, 7:09 PM 12,106 Views 84 Comments

It was agreed that lottery funds would fund the difference between approved pay scales and contractually agreed contracts, and the HSE knew this, said the CRC.

Column: The charity sector needs a legal and regulatory body – immediately
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The charity sector needs a legal and regulatory body – immediately

Dec 2nd 2013, 6:35 PM 9 Views 28 Comments

Following revelations that top-up payments were being made to staff of the Central Remedial Clinic, there is an urgent need for a comprehensive investigation into how charities are run in this country, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# top-ups - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy

Dec 1st 2013, 1:53 PM 5,902 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.

# top-ups - Saturday 30 November, 2013

# top-ups - Friday 29 November, 2013

Quinn says CRC board should resign, Burton says salary claims are ‘disturbing’
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Quinn says CRC board should resign, Burton says salary claims are ‘disturbing’

Nov 29th 2013, 11:04 PM 9,965 Views 86 Comments

Two ministers been vocal about the CRC top-ups controversy today.

Jack & Jill CEO: 'I get no top-up payments, no bonus, no pension'
# Charities
# Charities

Jack & Jill CEO: 'I get no top-up payments, no bonus, no pension'

Nov 29th 2013, 9:20 PM 18,987 Views 88 Comments

Jonathan Irwin said charity staff having their salaries topped up with money from donations is “damaging”.

Public Accounts Committee chair calls for CRC to "come clean" on top-ups
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Public Accounts Committee chair calls for CRC to "come clean" on top-ups

Nov 29th 2013, 1:17 PM 5,869 Views 57 Comments

It emerged yesterday that the Central Remedial Clinic used charitable money to top-up the salaries of senior staff.

Can abuse of salary top-ups be avoided? 'With great difficulty,' says Howlin
# Public Expenditure
# Public Expenditure

Can abuse of salary top-ups be avoided? 'With great difficulty,' says Howlin

Nov 29th 2013, 10:28 AM 5,911 Views 107 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure said individual agreements across different organisations complicates the process.

# top-ups - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Ross calls for immediate resignation of CRC Board over salary top-ups
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Ross calls for immediate resignation of CRC Board over salary top-ups

Nov 28th 2013, 5:45 PM 16,773 Views 162 Comments

Central Remedial Clinic used charity money to top up senior staff salaries.

# top-ups - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

HSE says some ‘top-ups’ for hospital executives date back to 1996
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

HSE says some ‘top-ups’ for hospital executives date back to 1996

Nov 27th 2013, 10:46 PM 10,403 Views 35 Comments

Only 7 hospital agencies have been found to be compliant with public pay policy.

No charitable donations used to pay Chief Executive's allowance, says Crumlin Hospital Board
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

No charitable donations used to pay Chief Executive's allowance, says Crumlin Hospital Board

Nov 27th 2013, 10:07 PM 6,675 Views 23 Comments

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin said tonight that the Chief Executive does receive remuneration from on-site commercial activities.

HSE chief to face questions from TDs over 'top-ups' and health budget overrun
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

HSE chief to face questions from TDs over 'top-ups' and health budget overrun

Nov 27th 2013, 9:15 AM 3,921 Views 12 Comments

Tony O’Brien is likely to be grilled about the revelations last week that many health agencies and voluntary hospitals are not in compliance with public sector pay policy.

# top-ups - Monday 25 November, 2013

HSE to present €666 million cuts plan today
# HSE
# HSE

HSE to present €666 million cuts plan today

Nov 25th 2013, 8:53 AM 7,992 Views 41 Comments

Plans on how to spend €13 billion – and save €666 million – will be handed to Government officials today.

# top-ups - Saturday 23 November, 2013

All Government departments expected to respond on top-up payments by start of December
# Payroll
# Payroll

All Government departments expected to respond on top-up payments by start of December

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 4,636 Views 15 Comments

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee has sent out letters asking whether official pay caps were breached elsewhere, following this week’s controversy at the HSE.

# top-ups - Friday 22 November, 2013

24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:26 PM 9,463 Views 44 Comments

Minister James Reilly said the government is determined to ensure that public pay policy is respected and complied with.

# top-ups - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Holles Street Master breaks silence on top-ups, says she was personally vilified
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Holles Street Master breaks silence on top-ups, says she was personally vilified

Nov 21st 2013, 11:10 PM 45,909 Views 218 Comments

The master of the National Maternity Hospital today clarified the details of her pay, saying that she never received additional payments from any source.

"'Because I'm worth it' culture is still alive and well': HSE to be grilled over top-up payments
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

"'Because I'm worth it' culture is still alive and well': HSE to be grilled over top-up payments

Nov 21st 2013, 11:19 AM 6,809 Views 38 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to scrutinise top-up payments to some CEOs in voluntary hospitals in the wake of controversy this week.