Irish doctors are angry as their union boss leaves with €9.7m package

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 07 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f97
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. 1Galway

The chief executive of the Irish Medical Organisation has taken early retirement amid concerns among members of the doctors’ representative body about its ability to fund his retirement package.

George McNeice has left with a package worth around €9.7m (£7.9m; $12.6m), including a pension fund of about €4.5m, a contractual termination payment of €1.5m, and delayed pension payments of €3.75m.

However, it has emerged that the terms of his contract entitled him to an overall settlement of €20m. The organisation said in a …

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