Our country’s future: the fate of PRTLI

Ireland“The publication of the report last week by ‘An Bord Snip Nua’ – the Report of Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes – has raised many issues and questions about the future of public expenditure in Ireland. Broadly speaking the report’s recommendations can be sub-divided into those that address bad value for money, or waste; those that identify expenditure that simply cannot be afforded in present circumstances; and those that claim to identify expenditure under policy principles that may simply be wrong, or at least no longer appropriate. It appears that expenditure on research was seen by the Group as, at least in part, falling under the latter heading …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 21 July]

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