Fury at DCU’s ‘excessive’ staff row legal fees

Ireland“Dublin City University (DCU) has spent €727,099 on legal fees in the past three years, most of it on disputes involving staff. The cash-strapped college, headed by Ferdinand von Prondzynski, an expert in labour law, spent €476,506 in legal fees in 2007 alone, according to figures partly obtained under the Freedom of Information act. The year before it spent €54,634 and in 2008 the bill came to €195,959. No up-to-date figures are available for 2009 but the university claims that they are not as high as previous years …” (more)

[Stephen Dunne, Sunday Times, 12 July]

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