Friday, March 06, 2009
As the Irish Times reports today, and those involved in the current PRTLI process will be aware, TCD and UCD are moving to try and convince government that they are the only serious international players in higher education in Ireland and that they are positioning themselves to try to secure the bulk, if not all, the funding from PRTLI 5. What is more disturbing however is the allegation of secret meetings with the Minister for Education and the Taoiseach's Office. When commercial tenders are out to application such discussions would not be permitted in the interests of fair competition, but it seems things are different in this sector.
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