Higher Education Institutions Staff – Reductions

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2014 by steve

Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of publicly funded positions in the higher education sector during each of the years 2009 to 2013, inclusive …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 May]

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CIT has lost 74 full time lecturers

Posted in Governance and administration on October 18th, 2013 by steve

“Lecturers at Cork Institute of Technology have hit out at the Department of Education, claiming they are ‘over worked and under paid’, and warned education cutbacks were having a ‘detrimental impact’ on students …” (more)

[Maria Rolston, Evening Echo, 17 October]

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Stop the Presses! Cutting Public Sector Employment Actually Increases the Debt

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2013 by steve

“Well, well, well. You know that policy of reducing the number of public sector employees? Nurses, Gardai, civil servants, local authority workers? The Government trumpets the success of this downsizing …” (more)

[Michael Taft, Irish Left Review, 27 August]

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Hollowing Out

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2013 by steve

“So, thanks to Pearse Doherty we now have a clarity on the reduction in staffing from the top levels of Irish universities. In particular, TCD and Limerick …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 10 January]

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Third Level Sector Reform

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the savings he has achieved in the third level sector in terms of reform of academic contracts and improved efficiencies since taking office; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 20 November]

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Managerialism in Irish Universities, revisited

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2012 by steve

I put this 20-minute presentation together for the IALT conference last weekend. It briefly reviews the literature on managerialism in Irish universities, and then summarises developments over the past year. It ends with the proposed Universities (Amendment) Bill.  It’s available as a slideshow here, and for those who want further or more detailed reading there’s a handout here.

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Plan could see Civil Service cut by 28,000

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2010 by steve

“The government’s four-year plan to dramatically reduce the State’s borrowing requirement will include substantial reductions in public service numbers, a provisional property tax, deep cuts in the minimum wage and across-the-board reductions in the non-pension areas of social welfare …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 22 November]

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