‘Ring-fenced’ funds for UCD, TCD denied

“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe has moved to dispel concerns that millions of euros in funding could be ‘ring-fenced’ for the proposed UCD/Trinity College Dublin research merger. The Government has still to decide on a high-profile launch of the new merger due this week, amid continuing anger from the other five universities. The move by UCD and TCD was expected to be announced by Taoiseach Brian Cowen, however the hostile response from the other colleges has placed this in doubt …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 10 March]

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