Quinn law will block lavish €7.5m bonuses at universities

Posted in Legal issues on September 29th, 2012 by steve

“The academics who received millions of euro in lavish bonuses to which they were not entitled are revealed today. Now Education Minister Ruairi Quinn (left) is bringing in a new law to prevent our universities from paying staff over the odds. This comes after €7.5m in unauthorised allowances were paid to 223 senior academics …” (more)

[Independent, 29 September]

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John O’Conor defends academy expenses

Posted in Legal issues on January 30th, 2011 by steve

“Pianist John O’Conor has defended the expenses he received as director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, insisting his lavish spending was necessary to raise funds …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Sunday Tribune, 30 January]

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