Last night/this morning.
The pay package for the chief executive of the Health Service Executive (HSE), Paul Reid, last year increased to €420,103.
The increase in Mr Reid’s pay last year comes against the background of the numbers of HSE non-medical staff earning over €100,000 increasing by 27 per cent or 144 from 534 in 2019 to 678 last year due to public sector pay rises.
The FOI figures show that Mr Reid’s 2020 pay package is more than double the pay of the second best paid non-medical staff member at the HSE last year.
Mr Reid’s basic pay of €370,000 is almost substantially higher than the current salary of €211,742 for the office of An Taoiseach.
Mr Reid and the top ten best paid non-medical staff in the HSE — mainly managers — last year shared an aggregate €2m in pay.
Mr Reid commenced his five-year contract for the HSE on May 14th, 2019 and even though the Dubliner worked seven and a half months for the HSE in 2019, he was still the HSE’s best paid non-medical member of staff in 2019 when he received €229,194 made up of basic pay of €201,933 and €27,260 in pension contributions.
Head of the @WHO €146,534.00
Minister of Health €158,129.00
The Taoiseach €186,831.00
The President €249,014.00
The President EU. €400,000.00
Ireland has a consistently underperforming health system. pic.twitter.com/6PXEH7X9nj
— Chay Bowes 🏴☠️ (@BowesChay) March 10, 2021