The chief executive of St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin has tonight revealed that he is paid €292,669 a year.
The hospital group came under fire last week for refusing to disclose to the Public Accounts Committee any top-ups it was paying to senior staff.
In a letter to the Director General of the HSE this evening, Nicholas Jermyn breaks down his salary of just under €300,000.
The CEO of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group said he gets €136,000 from the HSE, and slightly more than that from a privately funded salary, plus a car allowance of €20,000.
However, Mr Jermyn is adamant that his salary is not funded from charitable donations.
He stresses that Vincent’s is unique because it operates both public and private hospitals. He added the group funds his salary from the operation of St. Vincent’s private hospital.
However, St. Vincent's Healthcare group is also a not for profit organisation with charitable status and is in receipt of public funding.
Management are due back before the Public Accounts Committee in January to answer questions about staff renumeration.