IT Tralee designates inaugural professorial titles

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Institute of Technology Tralee has awarded the title of Professor to three staff members. Dr Brendan Guilfoyle, Dr Muiris O’Laoire, and Dr Joseph Walsh have been awarded the titles after demonstrating outstanding levels of academic distinction …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 28 February]

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NUIG lodges plans for major student accommodation development at Dangan

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a major student accommodation development on NUI Galway lands at Dangan, have been lodged with an Bord Pleanala. The plans include the creation of four blocks – ranging from four to eight storeys in heights – comprising of over 670 bed spaces …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM News, 1 March]

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National Training Fund: Statements

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2019 by steve

IrelandJohn Halligan (Waterford, Independent): I am grateful for this opportunity to discuss the National Training Fund. This is an important and worthwhile fund and I will give the House as much information as I can on it. Funding is allocated by the Minister for Education and Skills with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in accordance with the provisions of the National Training Fund Act 2000 …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 28 February]

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Junior Cycle Reform

Posted in Teaching on March 2nd, 2019 by steve

IrelandJan O’Sullivan (Limerick City, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will include other subjects such as geography in the context of the review being carried out on the decision to remove history as a core subject in the junior cycle; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 February]

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It’s Time to Disaffiliate From the USI

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“At the beginning of each year students across Ireland pay their college and university fees. Incorporated into these lump sums is the standardised €8 membership fee for the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). This organisation purports to represent 374,000 third level students across the island of Ireland. This of course means that it rakes in approximately €3,000,000 per year …” (more)

[Ciarán Fagan, The Burkean, 1 March]

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