Tuesday 20 November 2018

Professor Bertie is just the business

Will Hanafin

BERTIE AHERN gives the impression that he's had more job offers than John and Edward but his latest foray into academia isn't that smart.

Third-level fees are on the way back and graduates can't get jobs, but the powers-that-be clearly believe students still haven't suffered enough.

NUI Maynooth's students must have missed loads of lectures or spent too much time in the bar because Bertie is becoming a visiting professor in the School of Business and Law.

The cynical may query his qualifications, but in fairness he's given lots of business to lawyers at the tribunals over the years.

More than 1,200 students have protested against the appointment but the college are backing Bertie. "It is entirely appropriate for NUI Maynooth to acknowledge the former Taoiseach's mediation skills and [to] benefit from his unique experience ... in particular on the Nice treaty and in bringing peace to Northern Ireland."

What lectures can students expect Professor Bertie to deliver? Apparently the BA in Economic Mismanagement is a dead cert, along with Question Evading 101.

Will Hanafin

Sunday Independent

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