Belfield Papers: DPO Investigates Potential Data Breach

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Data Protection Office (DPO) is internally investigating into highly sensitive documents recently discovered to be open to student access. The DPO has said they are ‘following the standard university incident management procedure’, in response to the allegations. The College Tribune has contacted the Data Protection Commission (DPC) regarding the incident …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 13 November]

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Upcoming conference in Ireland on the history of physics

Posted in Research on November 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Just a quick post to highlight the fact that December 15th marks the deadline for submission of abstracts for the 4th International Conference on the History of Physics. The meeting marks the fourth in a biennial series of conferences that aims to bring together historians of science and physicists with an interest in the history of their subject and will take place at Trinity College Dublin on June 17th-19th …” (more)

[Cormac O’ Raifeartaigh, Antimatter, 13 November]

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Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation recommends Ireland becomes associate member of CERN

Posted in Research on November 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation is today recommending Ireland seek associate membership of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, as soon as possible. (It is necessary to join as an associate member before a country can move towards full membership.) In its report launched today, The Case for Irish Membership of CERN, the Committee says that associate membership would bring scientific benefits and direct economic returns for Ireland …” (more)

[Houses of the Oireachtas, 13 November]

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DkIT and TUI must meet to discuss strategic future of the Institute – Gerry Adams TD

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams and Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú have called for talks between DkIT and the TUI. Deputy Adams commented following recent media coverage which suggests possible industrial action by TUI members at DkIT. Gerry Adams said: …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 12 November]

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Are you ready for what it takes to get a graduate job nowadays?

Posted in Life on November 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Job applications can be stressful. First there’s the pressure of making sure the CV has highlighted all the right skills, and there are no spelling mistakes. Then there’s the first and second round of interviews and, often, a long wait to hear back …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 12 November]

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UL a priceless engine of social and economic development

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sometimes to see something’s importance, you must imagine its lack. Imagine the University of Limerick was never fought for by a group of committed activists. Imagine the university was never developed over four decades by a group of visionary academics and administrators. Imagine the university was never there, just another series of housing estates in Castletroy, catering for the middle classes of the region. What potential would we have lost? …” (more)

[Stephen Kinsella, Limerick Leader, 12 November]

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