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Notice that average salaries in Irish universities, adjusted for ernie ball purchasing power, are lower than the salaries in: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg,
News comes in today’s Independent that “Academic pay ball strings of -plus far outstrips worldwide average.” The article then elaborates: The cynic in me says that he probably knew all this and didn’t care. It’s all good when we’re scoring points against the public service.
To say that this was a distraction, is something of an understatement. Faced with gross mismanagement and possibly illegal pocket-lining on the part of the UCD administration that has contributed to the massive deficits the University is running, Deputy Shortall could think of no more pressing issue to bring to the nation’s attention than the headline-grabbing but utterly specious claim that lecturers work an average of 15 hours per week (the Irish Times article misreports the claim as being that lecturers might work “as little as” 15 hours per week whereas Deputy Shortall was clearly extrapolating that this was the average workload).