Archive for An Bord Snip Nua

No saving grace

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 August 2010 by Steve

“It was officially entitled ‘The Report of the Special Group on Public Sector Numbers and Expenditure Programmes’, but it was known ubiquitously as An Bord Snip Nua. Published in July 2009, it was filled with politically difficult choices, including significant reform of the public services and the elimination of 17,000 state jobs …” (more)

[Ian Kehoe and John Burke, Sunday Business Post, 29 August]

Farewell the NUI …

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 January 2010 by Steve

“… The upshot? The impression is not of a decisive government courageously taking each issue and dealing with it with determination, but instead of an absolute lack of coherency, of doing things which will later be reversed or modified. And I think it’s fair to say that that’s a statement that can be made by anyone who analyses this situation whether in favour of these measures or not …” (more)

[The Cedar Lounge Revolution, 29 January]

Lowry ‘saved’ Tipperary Institute

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 24 January 2010 by Steve

“Michael Lowry, the independent TD who supports the government, claims to have saved the Tipperary Institute (TI) from closure. An Bord Snip had recommended that it be ‘disposed of for the benefit of the exchequer’. The TI, which is based in Thurles in Lowry’s Tipperary North constituency, is now likely to be merged with the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), with no loss of staff or any cut to its budget of about €10m a year …” (more)

[Sarah McInerney, Times, 24 January]

Valuing Research as an Intangible Asset

Posted in research with tags , , , on 19 January 2010 by Steve

“Once the economy took an overt turn for the worst in 2008, voices that had been mute for almost a decade came forward to question the wisdom of Ireland investing in Research and Development (R&D). As Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) had been established in 2000 as the vehicle to provide the expertise to deliver the funding to ‘make Ireland a world leader in research’ it was inevitable that attention would increasingly focus on its activities and view them as a cost rather than an investment …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 19 January]

University in bid to save NUI from Bord Snip axe

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 23 December 2009 by Steve

“A campaign has been launched to save one of Ireland’s best known institutions, the National University of Ireland (NUI). This follows the Bord Snip Nua report, which claimed abolition would save €3m a year …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 23 December]

Future Third Level Education in Tipperary

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 4 December 2009 by Steve

“Tipperary Institute faces widespread reform in order to avoid closure. I work in Tipperary Institute as a creative multimedia lecturer. I’ve never worked with such a high percentage of mature students before and it’s for their future success that I hope the institution is able to flex with the demands of austerity. Ireland’s leading austerity pundit, Sean McCarthy, has recommended Tipperary Institute be closed or merged with another third level institution …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View, 29 November]

Third-level cuts ‘will hamper our recovery’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 10 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Cuts to third-level education will hamper economic recovery, a college head warned yesterday. Dublin City University president Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski slammed money-saving measures proposed by An Bord Snip Nua and claimed learning institutions were key to the country’s escape from recession …” (more)

[Jeananne Craig, Independent, 10 November]