Closure order served on Earl’s restaurant at UCD

Posted in Legal issues on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has served a closure order on Earl’s delicatessen and restaurant at UCD’s School of Architecture, at Richview, Clonskeagh in Dublin …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 February]

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UCD restaurant shut down over food safety concerns

Posted in Legal issues on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Food Safety Authority served two enforcement orders on food businesses last month. The first was a closure order served on Earl’s Delicatessen restaurant at the School of Architecture at University College Dublin in Clonskeagh …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 8 February]

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RIA release report on future of higher level funding

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) released a policy paper last week titled Royal Irish Academy Advice Paper on the Future Funding of Higher Education in Ireland. In the paper, the RIA outlined the flaws in the current Higher Education system and proposed several solutions to rectify the situation …” (more)

[The report is here]
[Lorcan Kelly, University Observer, 8 February]

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Compulsory sexual consent classes planned for UCD following revenge porn allegations

Posted in Teaching on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sexual consent workshops could soon be mandatory for all year groups at University College Dublin (UCD) following allegations of revenge porn targeting female students …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 8 February]

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Queen’s University signs student accommodation deal for 1,200 places

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

UK“Queen’s University has signed an agreement with a property firm to develop 1,200 student accommodation places. Under the deal, the developer McAleer and Rushe will build flats for Queen’s students on two Belfast city centre sites …” (more)

[John Campbell, BBC News, 8 February]

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‘There are no votes in third-level education’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“When John Hennessy surveys the state of higher education in Ireland, he’s reminded of the moment almost 50 years ago when Donogh O’Malley announced plans for free second-level education for every child. The country was at a crossroads. There was huge economic potential. It just needed to be unlocked through a visionary public policy …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 February]

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Third-level system in danger of stress ‘to point of breaking’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Underfunding of higher education is in danger of ‘stressing the system to the point of breaking’, according to the outgoing chairman of the Higher Education Authority. John Hennessy, who has just completed five years as chair of the organisation …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 February]

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A Female Student From UCD Pens Incredible Response to The Suspected Revenge Porn Group

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“On Friday, the news broke about a suspected revenge porn group chat in UCD. The group supposedly contained over 200 male students sharing images and ratings of girls they had been sexually involved with …” (more)

[Cassie Delaney, Her.ie, 8 February]

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NUIG applies to build flood defence wall

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is hoping to bolster its flood defences. The college has applied for planning permission from the city council to build a flood defence wall about 33 metres long and 1.2 metres high …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 7 February]

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Lawnmower parents – myth or reality?

Posted in Life on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – From my experience, the number of lawnmower parents is negligible in the context of the number of students at third level. In approximately 13 years of lecturing, including some years to classes of over 200 students, I have not once been approached or contacted by a parent to enquire about a student’s performance …” (more)

[Declan Jordan, Irish Times, 8 February]

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Student loan scheme ‘urgently required’ at third level, says experts body

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A loan scheme for third-level students is urgently needed to arrest a decline in funding and quality in higher education, the Royal Irish Academy has warned. The RIA, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences, humanities and social sciences, says higher education has lost ground over the past seven years due to funding cuts and rising student numbers …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 February]

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MIC to expand into neighbouring Mount complex

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Mary Immaculate College’s campus is set to expand to the city’s main thoroughfare in the near future, as the former Mount complex will be transformed into research and postgraduate facility. Building works commenced last week at the South Circular Road/O’Connell Avenue site …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 8 February]

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