Irish academics earning up to double UK counterparts

Ireland“Irish university professors are paid almost double the salaries earned by their counterparts in Britain. Other academics here are also far ahead in the pay stakes, with their massive salaries outstripping even those paid at Oxford and Cambridge. University top earners are enjoying massive pay packages in spite of the relatively low positioning of Irish universities in international league tables. The revelation comes less than a fortnight after Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe asked university staff earning over €150,000 a year to take voluntary pay cuts for the sake of the public purse …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 1 April]

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