Robert Watt’s Appointent & €81K salary increase

Robert Watt

Taoiseach (Micheal Martin) personally asked senior civil servant Robert Watt to move to Department of Health role, committee told – 2 Feb 2021

€41,000 pension rise for Robert Watt if he lands top Health job -“Back in 2011, at the height of austerity, Mr Dermot McCarthy a top Irish Civil Servant, received an overall package worth €713,351, made up of an annual pension of €142,670, a once-off lump sum of €428,011, and a separate special severance payment of €142,670.”  Any give a damn then?  No, they Irish are very generous, giving the bread from their own mouths willingly to their superiors. – 31 Jan 2021

Pay rise for Department of Health official could have knock-on effects for other pay claims – 29 Jan 2021

Michael McGrath faces Finance Committee grilling over Robert Watt’s €292k Health role – 25 Jan 2021

Bright Watt has shown he has skills to justify health pay hike – 24 Jan 2021

Harris says it’s ‘important’ Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen – 18 Jan 2021

Miriam Lord: Why did the secretary general cross the road? Because he’s worth it – 16 Jan 2021

The Health Minister has caused a stir by bringing in a tough civil servant to overhaul his department, writes Philip Ryan – 10 Jan 2021

Any more for the Irish gravy train?  It’s still rollin’!  New Secretary General of the Department of Health stands to may €300,000 per annum after a HUGE pay rise.  Meanwhile the plebs can pay back in taxes a percentage of the money received! – 5 Jan 2021

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