Ireland’s highest paid academic

Ireland“He’s the man with the biggest pay packet in Irish education – earning €409,000 a year in his role as Vice President of Research at UCD. But some have are questioning Prof Des Fitzgerald’s remuneration package. So what are tax payers getting in return? If salary witch-hunts have become the stock-in-trade of Irish journalism, Freedom of Information requests are the burning torches. The latest to fall foul of FOI are the universities. A request in March smoked out the highest salaries in Irish academia, topped by the €409,000 pay packet of UCD’s Vice President of Reasearch, Prof Des Fitzgerald …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 April]

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