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John O’Conor defends academy expenses

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 30 January 2011 by Steve

“Pianist John O’Conor has defended the expenses he received as director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, insisting his lavish spending was necessary to raise funds …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Sunday Tribune, 30 January]

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Department ‘was worried’ about O’Conor contract

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“Officials at the Department of Education had expressed concerns about the contractual arrangements of pianist John O’Conor before details of his lavish expenses account at the Royal Irish Academy of Music were revealed …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Sunday Tribune, 16 January]

Pianist’s €225,000 academy salary criticised in report

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 4 December 2010 by Steve

“The acclaimed concert pianist John O’Conor received a salary package of €225,000 for part-time positions as director and teacher with the Royal Irish Academy of Music …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 4 December]