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Aontú leader, Peadar Toibin has today called for an urgent restructuring of the HSE, saying that investment in patient care and clinical excellence is being sacrificed at the altar of ‘monster salaries’ for managers.

Newly released figures in response to a parliamentary question by the Meath West TD reveal that 341 management staff at the organisation are earning between €100,000 and €200,000, sums that he described as ‘shocking’.

 Deputy Toibin says.

“The HSE is top heavy with people who are not the fore of actually caring for patients. The people being paid these huge salaries are not engaged in looking after patients on a day-to-day level, they are not frontline workers, they are management and quite frankly with waiting lists as they are, their management skills are open to question”.

“At a time when elderly patients are waiting on trolleys, Accident and Emergency departments up and down the country are in crisis and our dedicated front-line staff are burnt out, these figures will leave a sour taste in many mouths”.

“It will also shock many people to learn that the top paid official in the HSE is earning more than €300,000 when the health service seems to be buckling under pressure”.  

“We need to restructure the HSE as a matter of extreme urgency and invest in our healthcare heroes who are on the ground and not in managers”.


Note to editor:


“How many management staff in the HSE have salaries above €400,000; how many management staff in the HSE have salaries above €300,000; how many management staff in the HSE have salaries above €200,000; and how many management staff in the HSE have salaries above €100,000”.



No’s of HSE Management Staff


>€100k and <€200K


>€200k and <€300k


>€300k and <€400k





By Aontú Press | 8 August, 2023

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