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PAC To Discuss €292,000 Salary For Department Of Health Role

It's €81,000 higher than secretary generals in other government departments.

A proposed salary of €292,000 for the next secretary general of the Department of Health will be examined by the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee.

Its chairperson, Laois/Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, says the figure will have people questioning what planet politicians are on, for approving it. 

The salary is €81,000 higher than the current ceiling for the role of secretary general in other government departments. 

Deputy Stanley says the position doesn't involve shouldering all the responsibility:

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