In the eastern and southern regions of the health service, the number of highly-paid managers nearly trebled in size, according to official figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE).
The figures reveal that the number of managers earning more than €75,000 a year increased from 330 in January 2005 to 632 in January 2006, bringing the total annual wage bill for senior managers in the health service to €47.4 million.
Fine Gael health spokesman, Dr Liam Twomey, said the...
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