Lack of willing candidates leads to headhunt for new HSE boss
A direct approach will be made to fill the position of director-general of the HSE, a senior government source has said.
The source said there was a realisation that the candidate would need to be assured that they would be able to shape their own senior team, and that they would be supported by government. It is unclear whether the remuneration on offer – an annual salary of about €250,000 – will be increased.
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