HEA opts out of Prime Time

Ireland“Is the Higher Education Authority (HEA) overly sensitive about the media? In recent months, HEA boss Tom Boland has been complaining to board members about leaks to the media which, he says, makes it impossible for the authority to do its work. Then, Boland and HEA communications guru Malcolm Byrne became embroiled in that ridiculous battle with RTÉ’s Prime Time. Tom Boland had refused to appear on the programme, which was examining value for money in State agencies. It was a strange decision given Boland’s strong media presence, not to mention the outstanding track record of the Prime Team team …” (more)

[Irish Times, 19 May]

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