Anger at university chiefs’ €200k plus salaries

Ireland“University chiefs were today accused of hypocrisy in banking massive salaries while students face the prospect of having to pay third-level fees. The top 50 earners at the colleges, including UCD, Trinity College and NUIG, reportedly bagged €10m between them last year in pay, bonuses and expenses. The Union of Students of Ireland demanded the Government carry out an investigation into university spending and impose stricter controls. Shane Kelly, USI President, said: ‘This latest revelation illustrates the systemic failure of our top universities to keep their costs under control. It is patently clear that the call for the reintroduction of third level fees is being fuelled by the inability of our universities to manage their finances properly. It is not sustainable for members of university top brass to be getting paid more than the president of the country …’” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 19 March]

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