Some senior staff in hospitals and other health agencies may be allowed keep their controversial top-up payments, it has emerged.
Two months ago, the HSE rejected around 100 applications from agencies for the retention of top-up allowances.
The HSE has ordered that such payments should cease at the beginning of next month; however, some agencies have indicated that staff who have op-ups removed could sue them.
The Irish Times has reported that the HSE has written to some agencies, setting out a scenario under which some executives can retain their extra payments.
The HSE said agencies would need to provide evidence to support claims of a contractual entitlement if staff were seeking to retain existing top-ups.
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