The Burkean’s Mission Has Changed. Conservatives Are Right to Worry

Posted in Research on February 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Considerable publicity surrounded the launch of the Burkean this time last year. The announcement of a student publication backed by the godfather of Irish conservatism, Declan Ganley, immediately captured students’ attention …” (more)

[Matthew Murphy, University Times, 12 February]

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Concern over Queen’s University’s Saudi partnership

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2019 by steve

“Concerns have been raised over Queen’s University’s plans to enter a partnership with a Saudi Arabian university. The move will see a number of Queen’s academics provide training to staff at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulraham University (PNU) …” (more)

[BBC News, 12 February]

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Limerick Institute of Technology confirms plans for new Ennis campus

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology has confirmed its plans to open a new campus in Ennis on foot of a proposed capital investment. This Tuesday, LIT confirmed it intends to open a new facility on Bindon Street in Ennis following a proposed capital investment of €750,000 by Clare County Council …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 12 February]

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Minister to be quizzed over impact of no deal on education and skills

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Joe McHugh will discuss the impact of Brexit on his sector at an Oireachtas hearing today. The Education Committee will focus particularly on what would happen in the event of a no-deal scenario when the UK exits the European Union on March 29 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 12 February]

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The Burkean Has Diverged from its Original Purpose and Crossed a Line

Posted in Research on February 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Burkean Journal is something that, for better or worse, is irreparably tied to my name, thanks in part to articles published in this very paper. Though it seems like a lifetime ago, the interview I did with The University Times was no more than a year and a half ago. As mentioned then, the idea was to create a new campus publication out of a wish to shake up College discourse …” (more)

[Louis Hoffman, University Times, 11 February]

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22,000 animals euthanised at UCC

Posted in Research on February 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“More than 22,000 animals have been euthanised after being used in scientific research at University College Cork in the last three years. Almost half of the animals euthanised after being used in research were mice, while fish also comprised a significant portion …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 12 February]

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