25% of university academics earn more than €100k

Ireland“Top Irish lecturers and researchers are still among the highest paid in the world, despite alarming drop in university standards and six years of austerity budgets …” (more)

[John Drennan and Claire Mc Cormack, Independent, 23 November]

[The headline figure looks wrong. 1,093 is the number of THIRD LEVEL employees with salaries over €100,000 – in other words it isn’t restricted to universities and it isn’t restricted to academics. 4,327 is the number of UNIVERSITY, ACADEMIC staff. Saying that 1,093 is about 25% of 4,327 is arithmetically accurate but is a nonsense statistic.]

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