Archive for overpayments

Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , on 25 January 2011 by Steve

“That increasingly bitter clash between two education heavyweights is the talk of the sector. In the one corner, UCD president, Hugh Brady (pictured). In the other, the chief executive of the Higher Education Authority, Tom Boland …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 January]


Irish Universities and the FETAC 2008 Accounts and the Royal Irish Academy of Music 2009 Accounts

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

Chairman: I welcome all the witnesses. Our meeting may be disrupted on a few occasions because in order to do business here effectively, we normally have a pairing arrangement but there is no such arrangement today. Therefore, we are at the mercy of votes in the House …” (more)

[Committee of Public Accounts, 20 January]

Repayment of allowances

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 21 October 2010 by Steve

“For readers not familiar with recent events in Irish higher education, this is a short summary of one particular development that has prompted a lot of commentary …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 21 October]

(Summary: the author’s view is that a deliberate breach of the law should have no consequences, the contrary view being ‘bizarre” – “I cannot get my head around this at all”. It’s not entirely clear whether this is meant as a comment on law in general, or simply on the idea that university management should obey the law – probably the latter.)