Sick of overpaid Irish academics

Ireland“It is good that attention is at last being directed at university salaries in connection with the threatened re-introduction of student fees (Irish Independent, March 20). But there is no reason to confine that attention to the astronomical incomes of a few at the top, and there is little economic point in it, morally justified though the attention itself is. Some comparative figures may be useful. In Ireland, lecturers are on a scale rising to €87,000 and professors (nonclinical) get up to about €150,000 a year; in Germany, one of the countries currently being looked to for a possible ‘dig-out’, professors and senior researchers earn a little over €60,000 …” (more)

[James N O’Sullivan, Independent, 23 March]


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