At Printing House Square, Trinity is Sucked Into a Labour Fiasco – Again

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“For years now, Trinity has faced criticism for the way it treats its staff, with its preference for temporary contracts even drawing a warning from the government in 2017. This week, the College had to answer fresh questions about the conditions for workers on its campus, when the Dublin Inquirer reported that plumbers working on the Printing House Square project had been illegally underpaid by a subcontractor for almost 10 months …” (more)

[University Times, 4 August]

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Developers Given Permission to build 3,094 Student Beds Since January

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Developers have been given the go-ahead to build 3,094 student beds since January – more than any other type of housing – under a fast-track system that can allow accommodation providers to bypass their local authority in the search for planning permission …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 4 August]

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8% Increase in Book of Kells Visitor Numbers

Posted in Life on August 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Visitor numbers to the Book of Kells exhibition in Trinity have increased by almost 8% since last year, with the site climbing one place in the list of Ireland’s top ten tourist attractions. 1,057,642 people visited the world-famous medieval manuscript and accompanying exhibition last year, an increase of 7.5% from 983,410 in 2017 …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 4 August]

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In University of Limerick, Students Divided on LGBT Housing Scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students and politicians are divided on the recent move by the University of Limerick (UL) to launch a student accommodation scheme aimed at members of the LGBT community, with the Clare mayor labelling ‘retrograde’ an initiative that has been defended by UL’s student leaders …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 4 August]

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