Why is it that many of Ireland’s health care systems are struggling to pay staff?

Source: RTE / Alamy Stock Photo / John Healey / Alastair Grant The Dublin Regional Health Authority has struggled to pay the staff it employs for the past four years.

The €15 million payment has been suspended by the European Union and was due to be reinstated by the end of this year.

But the Department of Health has said it will not make any more payments until it can find more staff to fill the roles.

The authority, which covers the north and west of the country, is the only agency of its kind in the country.

A spokesperson said the board had made a number of savings by reducing the number of roles it has.

The spokesperson said it had already spent over €3 million of its budget to pay for the salaries of those it employs.

“The board has decided that the current number of positions it has in its organisation does not meet the level of pay required by EU standards,” they said.

“Therefore, it has decided to suspend payment of the payment for four years until the Board can find the right staff to work for the health service.”

The spokesperson added that the board’s “budget is in deficit and that the costs of the reduction in staffing will be passed onto the Irish taxpayer.”

A spokesperson for the Department said it did not comment on individual cases.

“As we are committed to making sure the health system delivers the best possible care, we have invested in a number, including staff and technology, that are designed to provide the best outcomes for patients, staff and their families,” the spokesperson said.

The health authority said the new funding will help it hire new staff.

“We have secured €15m of new funding to hire staff, including those that are needed for the future,” they added.

“We will continue to work closely with the board to improve the health care system and will continue with our plans to create new health services, including GP-led clinical services, and new primary care networks.”

A spokeswoman for the Minister for Health, Katherine Zappone, said the Government was committed to improving the health and social care system.

“I can assure you that the health services in Ireland are one of the strongest in the world and I know the people of this country have a passion for our health services,” she said.

“I am committed to working with all parties to ensure that Ireland continues to deliver the best health outcomes for everyone.”