Because I’m worth it

Brendan Drumm’s application fora bonus for 2007 spells out the reasons why he believed he deserved €70,000

17th October, 2009

In his memorable valedictory speech last week, outgoing ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue said his controversial expenses were excessive when ‘‘viewed through the prism of the recession’’.

That same phrase could well explain the furious public and political reaction to the revelation that Health Service Executive chief Brendan Drumm is due to draw down a belated bonus of €70,000 for his performance as chief executive in 2007, a year when...

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