A Laois TD Is Accusing The Health Minister Of Massaging Figures

Written 2 months ago by Sinead Hubble

The Health Minister is being accused of trying to massage figures to hide how much money the HSE is losing.

The chair of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee and Laois Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming claims the HSE was told not to include a liability of almost 200 million euro in its 2018 accounts.

The figure comes from a settlement with consultants over back pay.

While the case was settled in 2018, payments will only be made this year and next year.

Deputy Fleming says the Department’s intervention means the accounts are misleading: