Sunday 19 November 2017

Editorial: It's hard to know what to believe as top-ups scandal rumbles on

Just how much more confusing and damaging can the whole top-ups/allowances situation get?

Yesterday, the well-known accountant and former chairman of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), Des Peelo, revealed that he met nine representatives of the HSE on the issue of top-ups for senior staff and it was agreed that these could not be amended for legal and contractual reasons at the time.

Mr Peelo said that the CRC gave a commitment that when these posts were refilled in the future the rates would be brought in line with public sector guidelines.

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