There are two issues here – nurses, care workers and contact tracers being encouraged by HSE to return to Ireland to work but then finding the contracts were zero hours, not with HSE but with a private recruitment company with political affiliations (Jennifer Carroll MacNeill T.D.), having a client base of government contracts worth millions, which must have helped it get a collosal buy out from a Japanese company. One must admit that it does not look good.
Offaly man in €318m business deal – 4 Nov 2020
HSE says zero-hour contracts issued to new Covid-19 contact tracers in error – 14 Oct 2020 (but, but see Irish Times 2 May)