Tuesday January 21, 2020

Battle lines drawn over pay

Minister for Health James Reilly wants to limit the earnings of new consultants, but it's a move that will face significant opposition, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

13th October, 2012
The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has written to the minister outlining its concerns about his decision to reduce the salary for new consultants. Photo: Thinkstock

Hospital consultants

**How many:** almost 2,600 employed in the public sector

**The 2011 overtime bill:** €40 million

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