Lecturers’ union warns against Snip cuts

Ireland“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today expressed concern that recommendations of cuts to third-level education outlined in the McCarthy report would have huge negative effects for economic recovery. Yesterday’s report by An Bord Snip Nua, headed by UCD economist Colm McCarthy, contained a number of recommendations, including a reduction in staffing at third level, the amalgamation of the Dublin Institutes of Technology, the closure of the Tipperary Institute, a cut of €27.5m in funding for research and development and cuts to student grants …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 17 July]

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