Hundreds of varsity dons get pension top-ups

“Lavish pension top-ups to 260 ‘out of touch’ and highly paid retiring academics in Ireland’s universities have been awarded since 2010 despite falling standards, the Sunday Independent can reveal …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Independent, 7 October]

[The Blogmeister comments: If standards are indeed falling (for which the evidence is weak), I would guess it’s probably got more to do with what the people at the bottom are being paid, and indeed how many of them have been allowed to keep their jobs at all.]

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