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Monday 18 December 2017

Blood boss blew €130k expenses

A DIRECTOR at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service clocked up an astonishing €130,000 in expenses over three years, the Herald can reveal.

Dr William Murphy shelled out the money on flights, luxury hotels, plush restaurants and gifts of wine for guests, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Four Seasons Hotel in Ballsbridge, the Hilton in London, as well as The Lobster Pot, Roly's and the Ely Restaurant in Dublin, all feature on the expense sheet of the Medical and Scientific Director.

Dr Murphy ran up more money than the then Chief Executive of the IBTS, and in one year claimed more than twice the industrial wage.

Labour Spokesperson for Health Jan O'Sullivan today called for a public explanation into the controversy.

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