Former Head the North-Western Health board defends himself

A former Head of the North-Western Health board has defended himself over claims that he recieved hundreds of thousands of euro in consultancy fees since his retirement.

Letterkenny man, Pat Harvey set up a consultancy firm after his retirment from the Health Board in 2005.

Documents obtained by The Irish Examiner show that Mr Harvey has recieved over 1 million euro in severance fees, non-tendered projects and other payouts since retiring from the health service.

But speaking on todays Shaun Doherty Show, Mr Harvey says he never asked for this consultancy work and he never tendered for the work.......

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