Monthly Archives: September 2009

New Contract for Teachers


Edward Walsh

The McCarthy report comes in two volumes.  Volume 1 provides the broad brush strokes,
Volume 2 the details as to how €5.3bn of flab can be cut from the Irish public
sector in a full year.

The McCarthy team found good reason to scrutinise the €6bn
annual expenditure of the Irish school system. It discovered surprising work
practices and a plethora of special payments made to teachers that are unique
to Ireland.
As a result annual savings amounting to a substantial €425 million were
identified. Teacher unions reacted predictably and trotted out their … Continue reading...