The HSE was sued when a €7.5m emergency ventilator deal collapsed last March. Now it’s the IDA’s turn
Ireland's agency for foreign direct investment is being blamed for the HSE's withdrawal from a contract to buy critical ventilators. The Irish medical supplies firm who lost out on the deal now wants the IDA to pay damages.
From garda complaints to alleged defamation: ventilator row goes to arbitration
Having urgently signed a €7.5 million contract to buy ventilators on the night of the lockdown, the HSE cancelled the deal and allegedly sparked a garda investigation involving Interpol. Court proceedings followed but a recent ruling means the dispute will now continue behind closed doors.