Cork landlords urged to get strict on parties

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí, Cork City Council, and the HSE have called on landlords in Cork’s university precinct to help reinforce public health guidelines and crack down on house parties. In a joint letter to 40 landlords who own some 200 properties in the area, the three statutory bodies also ask landlords to tell their tenants that such party activity can directly endanger the health of vulnerable people in the community or in their own circle of friends …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 13 June]

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UCD Sports Centre Warming Up For July 20th Reopening

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The University College Dublin (UCD) Sports and Fitness Centre have confirmed they will be reopening in full on July 20th, in line with the government’s 4th and final phase of re-opening the economy. The government announced in May that there would be a speeding up process of the re-opening of amenities in Ireland …” (more)

[Luke Murphy, College Tribune, 13 June]

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IT Tralee says no staff to be given professorships following merger with CIT

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“IT Tralee says no member of staff will be given professorships following the merger with CIT. The Institute of Technology Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology will become the Munster Technological University in January of next year, after the Minister for Education approved their merger last month …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 13 June]

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Continuity UCD, the French President, and the Pandemic

Posted in Life on June 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“I need to revisit the War metaphor. Is it really an apt way of saying today’s universities have gone to the dogs? Is it the right term to capture the de-realising contagion? Does it help or hinder our grasp of why this infection is so deadly for the wider body politic? I must also re-think the Plague image. Camus’s ‘plague thinking’ in his novel La Peste (The Plague) is an immense help, of course …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 12 June]