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Listen: New Dept. Of Health Head Will Take €81,000 Pay Increase When Economy Begins To Recover.

: 20/04/2021 - 15:14

The new head of the Department of Health has said he'll take his 81 thousand euro pay increase when the economy begins to recover.

Robert Watt was formally appointed by cabinet this morning but has waived the increase that would have brought his pay to 292-thousand euro.

Cabinet Confirms The Appointment Of Robert Watt As Secretary General Of The Dept. Of Health.

: 20/04/2021 - 12:53

The Cabinet's confirmed the appointment of Robert Watt as new Secretary General of the Department of Health.

However, his €81,000 salary increase is being waived "for the time being".

Opposition parties had strongly criticised the proposed pay increase in recent months.

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