Plans for Cork student accommodation raise fears of ‘marauding student gangs’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cork councillors are set to meet with residents over concerns around student accommodation planned for the city. A student development at Gillian House on Farranlea Road in the city is currently before An Bord Pleanála …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 3 March]

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Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Where possible schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday. However, decisions will be made by schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions on an individual basis depending on the circumstances and conditions in their area …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 3 March]

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Universities threaten to punish striking staff over cancelled lectures

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

“Universities are threatening to punish staff who fail to make up for lectures and seminars cancelled during strikes, a move that union leaders say could prolong the industrial action …” (more)

[Richard Adams, Guardian, 2 March]

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Chuck Feeney: the billionaire who gave it all away

Posted in Life on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any kind. Actually, come to think of it, he has a very nice watch. It is plastic and cost about $15 …” (more)

[Conor O’Clery, Irish Times, 3 March]

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Atlantic quietly closes its doors in Ireland after 30 years of philanthropy

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“It ended as it began – quietly, low key, with no fanfare. The Dublin office of Atlantic Philanthropies closed this week as billionaire Chuck Feeney, who gave away his €7 billion fortune through it, would have wanted …” (more)

[Simon Carswell, Irish Times, 3 March]

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Trinity’s Campus Prepares for the Worst

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“In a half-empty campus, as the remaining residents stayed in bed, Trinity’s Estates and Facilities team was out this morning ensuring College stays safe during the oncoming storm. With the country preparing for what many predict to be the worst snowstorm in decades, the Estates and Facilities team were this morning busy making paths, salting doorsteps and ensuring campus remains hospitable …” (more)

[Dominic McGrath, University Times, 1 March]

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