TCD stance on ruling may hit funding

“Trinity College Dublin could face a significant cut in Government funding as a penalty for the non-implementation of a Labour Court ruling that is binding under the Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[Seán Flynn and Martin Wall, Irish Times, 1 September]

[The Blogmeister writes: The assumptions here are rather ominous – it’s true that the current legislation doesn’t allow universities to be fined for conduct the minister happens to disapprove of, but is that now being seen as a ‘loophole’, rather than as a pre-condition of university autonomy?]

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