Independence would enhance role of universities in society

“The lazy way for a government to save money is to tell every Minister to reduce their spend by a given percentage. That makes it easier to avoid argument in Cabinet about cuts. But it should be obvious that the impact of this refusal to exercise judgment on the impact of cuts in different areas of expenditure can have a potentially damaging impact on the future of the economy and society …” (more)

[Garret Fitzgerald, Irish Times, 1 May]

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