Archive for pay

Benchmarking pay was €1.2bn annual ‘mistake’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“In the boom years, social partnership was seen as a cornerstone of our economic success. But now a damning review of the Department of Finance’s performance over the past 10 years has accused the national wage bargaining process of contributing to the failure of social partnership …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 2 March]

Who earns what in our education quangos?

Posted in Life with tags , , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“Late last year The Irish Times revealed how over 60 staff in the education sector earn more than €150,000 per year. A further 476 staff earn more than €110,000. In all, 497 people are on the professorial salary scale, €113,000-€145,000 …” (more)

[Peter McGuire and Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 15 February]

Teachers’ pay and pensions cost €45m more than expected

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“Teachers’ pay and pensions cost €45 million more than expected last year despite Government efforts to cut costs in the public service …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 January]

Teachers who land job in 2011 will earn €6k less

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“Teachers who land a job this year will be paid up to €6,000 less, than colleagues who started work in 2010 following finance minister Brian Lenihan’s budget decision to cut starting salaries and allowances in the public service by 10% from 1 January …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Sunday Tribune, 16 January]

Columnist has a bee in his bonnet

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“Sir — I write to comment on Marc Coleman’s analysis of our economic woes (Sunday Independent, Jan. 9, 2011), and, in particular, his preoccupation with ‘overpay and waste in the public sector’, as exemplified by professors’ salaries (€108,000 to €138,600) …” (more)

[Independent, 16 January]

Public service recruits face cuts to allowances

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 January 2011 by Steve

“New staff recruited to the public service from January face significant cuts in allowances, in addition to the 10% cut in pay rates for new entrants previously announced by the Government …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 31 December]

Public Sector Pay and Pensions

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 December 2010 by Steve

“In 2010, central government will have a current voted expenditure total of just under €55 billion. Based on 2009 figures (and here) about one-half of this will go on current transfer …” (more)

[Seamus Coffey, Economic Incentives, 21 December]

Rendering unto the taxpayer

Posted in Governance and administration, research with tags , on 21 December 2010 by Steve

“What is funded by the taxpayer should be available on an open access basis to the taxpayer. So the current practice, whereby academics are paid salaries and then large tranches of research funding only to conceal the research from their paymaster in very expensive journals, must be stopped …” (more)

[University Blog on Academic Tenure in Ireland, 20 December]

Public sector faces pay cut if savings fall short

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 December 2010 by Steve

“Further public service pay cuts could be demanded by the EU and IMF next year if the proposals to overhaul the sector don’t save enough money …” (more)

[Paul O’Brien, Irish Examiner, 2 December]

Senior UCC officer seeks lifting of freeze on pay

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 November 2010 by Steve

“A senior officer of University College Cork is seeking the restoration of payment of additional allowances which the college has not been sanctioned to pay him …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 23 November]

Overpaid academics?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“Over the past week or so the Irish newspapers have given over a fair amount of space to the issue of academic salaries in Ireland. The gist of the commentary has been that Irish academics are seriously over-paid, and that professors in particular are far too generously treated …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 17 November]

UCD staff top survey for Ireland’s highest paid educators

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“A recent survey conducted by The Irish Times has revealed five UCD staff members as being among the ten highest paid in education in the country. The survey, compiled by Peter McGuire, reveals the identities of five prominent UCD staff and their salaries …” (more)

[Ciara Gilleece, University Observer, 16 November]

Why no one in education should earn more than €100,000

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 November 2010 by Steve

“… How can politicians expect public servants on modest incomes to make painful sacrifices when they see the likes of Dr Jim McDaid walk away with a pension package of up to €250,000 in his first year of retirement? How many special-needs assistants and language-support teachers would that pay for? …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 16 November]

IFUT responds to survey on salaries in Education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“In response to the story of 9 November 2010 in The Irish Times on salaries in third-level education, The Irish Federation of University Teachers says that of the more than 20 000 people that work in Higher Education, fewer than one third of 1% (0.3%) earn more than €150,000 …” (more)

[IFUT, 15 November]

Just who is Morgan Kelly?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 14 November 2010 by Steve

“Economics is ‘the dismal science’, and in that once small but self-important profession Professor Morgan Kelly is Dr Doom. The author of the cryptically titled academic paper On the Likely Extent of Falls in Irish House Prices in 2006 is now the sage of Ireland’s economic Armageddon …” (more)

[Liam Collins, Independent, 14 November]

All’s Fair in a Propaganda War

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“… The author of this article is the Deputy Political Editor of the Independent. Given that he is, apparently, a high-ranking professional journalist, one can only marvel at such extraordinarily concise mendaciousness. This is how Deputy Political Editors earn their keep. The headline, of course, is entirely misleading …” (more)

[Ernie Ball’s Blog, 13 November]

Academic pay of €113,000-plus far outstrips worldwide average

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“Hundreds of Irish university professors are paid €100,000-plus salaries that far outstrip their counterparts in the US, Britain and Canada. They are paid on a six-point salary scale which ranges from around €113,000 to €146,000 …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 13 November]

Top 100 earners in education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – Seán Flynn and Peter McGuire’s report on salaries in third-level education reveals that, of the more than 20,000 people who work in higher education, less than one third of one per cent (0.3%) earn more than €150,000. In the education sector as a whole (95,554 full-time staff), there are a mere six people out of every 10,000 earning more than €150,000 …” (more)

[Mike Jennings, Irish Times, 11 November]

UCCSU hits out at President over salary

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“The UCC Students Union has criticised university President Michael Murphy over the extent of his pay, which was revealed in an article in the Irish Times yesterday …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 10 November]

UCC staff well remunerated, but they’ve earned their pay

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 November 2010 by Steve

“There’ll be predictable outcry about the amount of money which UCC senior management are earning in the course of running the University, as exposed in yesterday’s Irish Times, yet such criticism is misguided …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 10 November]