Paul Reid will have earned over €1.6m as HSE Chief by the time he steps down later this year.
The Dubliner yesterday announced that he will leaving the role, despite having two years remaining on his five-year contract.
He was appointed in June 2019 and this week marked three years in the job.
Since his appointment, he has already earned almost €1.23m (€1,235,691).
He took home a total basic salary of just over €1m (€1,088,331) and allowances of almost €150,000 (€147,360) in the last three years.
When he steps down in December, he will have earned a total of €1.63m (€1,627,554) in basic salary and allowances.
Since June 2019 Mr Reid was also entitled to a car valued at €19,141. The HSE will retain ownership of the vehicle when he steps down.
Announcing his decision yesterday, Mr Reid said he was leaving his role “with a heavy heart” to spend more time with his family.
The Taoiseach Micheál Martin thanked Mr Reid for his “extraordinary leadership shown during the COVID-19 pandemic”.
This morning meanwhile, the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said it was a “great honour” to work with him.
However, the announcement came amid reported tensions between Mr Reid and Minister Donnelly over plans for the emergency department at Navan Hospital.
Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall has warned that we need to know more about why he is resigning early.
Paul Reid earnings:
- BASIC SALARY - €358,651
- ALLOWANCES - €48,416
- BASIC SALARY - €362,800
- ALLOWANCES - €48,977
- BASIC SALARY - €366,880
- ALLOWANCES - €49,967