Posted in Life on June 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In France during the lockdown there was a predictable run on Albert Camus’s 1947 novel La Peste (The Plague). I certainly ran back to it when the Pandemic struck. How, across the distance of three quarters of a century, does the Algerian-French writer put the experience of ‘plague’ into words? …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 26 June]

University Observer ‘Tried To Have Me Cancelled’, says David Quinn

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In an article published in The Irish Independent on the 20th of June, Catholic commentator and founder of the Iona Institute, a religious advocacy group, David Quinn claimed that the editors of University College Dublin’s (UCD) University Observer tried to ‘cancel’ him in a letter to UCD Law Society (LawSoc) …” (more)

[Hugh Dooley, College Tribune, 26 June]

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CAO applicants advised to ‘think beyond first-year’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“CAO applicants must think beyond first-year when making their choices, advises Dr Derek O’Byrne, Registrar at WIT. The challenge now for future freshers is to get their CAO order of preference right by 5.15 pm on 1 July 2020, Dr O’Byrne warns …” (more)

[Education Matters, 26 June]

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Níl trácht ar bith ar cheist na Gaeilge san oideachas tríú leibhéal sa dréachtchlár nua rialtais

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Ar 15 Meitheamh, d’fhoilsigh Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil agus an Comhaontas Glas a ndréachtchlár nua rialtais dar teideal ‘An Clár Rialtais: Ár dTochaí Le Chéile’. Tá an dréachtchlár seo ag teacht corradh beag le ceithre mí i ndiaidh Olltoghchán na hÉireann ar 8 Feabhra 2020 …” (níos mó)

[Anna-Clare McGarvey, College Tribune, 25 June]