TCD ‘invests in weapons and cigarette companies’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College has more than €470,000 invested in the arms and aerospace industry, the Sunday Independent can reveal. It also has a stake in ‘big tobacco’ – with €323,387 invested in one of the world’s largest cigarette producers …” (more)

[Mark O’Regan, Independent, 14 May]

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Croke Park ‘hours’ must stay forever

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The potential for public sector pay hikes will be wiped out unless State employees agree to continue working 15 million ‘free’ hours every year. Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe is set to warn unions that the so-called ‘Croke Park Hours’ must be considered the new norm if they want a pay deal …” (more)

[Kevin Doyle, Independent, 14 May]

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Tributes paid to former UCD registrar Caroline Hussey on her death

Posted in Life on May 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Tributes have been paid to former University College Dublin registrar and academic Dr Caroline Hussey who has died following a short illness. A former lecturer in biochemistry, she made an early transition to academic administrator and served as registrar and deputy president of UCD from 1994 until her retirement in 2004 …” (more)

[Conor Gallagher, Irish Times, 13 May]

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