Saturday May 30, 2020

Rugby mandarins drop the ball

Following a social media storm, the IRFU has apologised for 'mistakenly advertising' for a national sports science intern, saying that they don’t have any unpaid internship positions

6th May, 2018

What constitutes a fair salary for a data-analyst position with a professional national sporting organisation that requires an MSc or PhD, a record of established research and numerous technical competencies including “building linear, multivariate and neutral network models”?

Surely such a highly qualified candidate working in a large organisation with a turnover of millions might expect to earn something in the region of €100,000? Well, that guess would be out by exactly €100,000....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Many of us have achieved a new life balance that might just be the real ‘new normal’

Sharyn McAndrew | 1 week ago

Property firms such as QRE are dealing with the coronavirus lockdown by trying to maintain some normality in their day-to-day business

Conor Whelan | 2 weeks ago

Hardline opposition to EU solidarity in funding the cost of Covid-19 is driven by German allergy to ‘imprudent’ spending, and by Dutch politicians fearing the transfer of funds to southern countries would provoke a far-right backlash

Barry J Whyte | 1 month ago