Archive for Donncha O’Connell

Seanad Reform, Not Abolition

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“… But, to return to the issue of university constituencies. It’s bad enough that such an élitist system exists but it would now appear that the vast majority of recent university graduates don’t even bother to claim their right to vote in what is, after all, a national election to a national parliament and the only instance in which some Irish citizens living abroad are entitled to vote …” (more)

[Donncha O’Connell, 20 March]


Employment Control Freakery for Ireland’s third-level system

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“The Higher Education Authority (HEA) issued, in the dying days of the outgoing discredited government, an extraordinarily damaging set of instructions to Ireland’s third-level institutions, in the form of the second version of the Orwellian-sounding ‘Employment Control Framework’ or ECF. The ECF is a fundamental threat to the third-level sector in Ireland and must be opposed …” (more)

[Donncha O’Connell, 13 March]