REVEALED: State hired investigators to spy on hospital consultants

REVEALED: State hired investigators to spy on hospital consultants

● Surveillance was authorised by three government departments; State says massive pay claim could reach €700 million

The state hired private investigators to spy on hospital consultants as part of its efforts to thwart a massive pay claim that is currently before the High Court.

Three government departments authorised the surveillance in the hope it would show that doctors were breaching their contracts by treating more private patients than they are allowed.

Confidential documents reveal the private detectives monitored the private practice activities of consultants, following them to and from public and...

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