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The number of employees working with the HSE who earn in excess of half a million euro a year has doubled.

Six HSE staff earned over €500,000 in 2021.

New figures from the HSE show that six individuals had total earnings from salary and allowances of over €500,000 in 2021. In 2020 just three employees earned over half a million a year.

The HSE’s top earner in 2021, understood to be a hospital consultant, is being paid over €750,000 per year.

While the report shows the HSE’s CEO, Paul Reid, received over €430,000 last year – an increase of approximately €4,000 on his income for 2020.

The figures also show that almost four thousand HSE staff earned over €100,000 last year.