This follows recent reports of large sums being paid out in what the Department of Education regards as unapproved payments by colleges.
Mr Quinn said he had secured Government agreement for changes to the Universities Act, which would strike a balance between university autonomy and protecting the economy at a time of crisis.
Between 2005 and 2009, around €7.5 million was paid in additional allowances by various universities to senior members of staff.
Trinity College Dublin has recently refused to implement a binding Labour Court finding under the provisions of that agreement.
The Minister of miseducation
The Mighty Quinn is the minister in command of the miseducation of the youth right across the nation. This is the self-same man who says, come all without, come all with nought. I am a socialist minister who has the power and influence to take care of one and all. He maintains, you know it’s funny how money changes the situation and miscommunication leads to complication but then again, comprehend we live in the land of the broken promise. He says I understand my emancipation no longer fits Johnny Publics equation, but please bear with me a while I am on the go… clocking up the mileage and assiduously catching up on Ministerial hot air. The twaddle and gibberish from some of my colleagues never ceases to amaze me.
Rest assured we have no problems in education funding. I guarantee nobody will go short. Photostat copies of Anglo Irish bonds will off set any increase in fees and they are available to all who pass the means test.