CIT begins search for new president

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology has begun the process of replacing its president, Dr Brendan Murphy, who will retire next year. The Institute has advertised for applicants for the position of President, the top role in a college that has 15,000 students and 1,400 staff. It has four campuses …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 17 December]

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CIT staff seek to step up industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology lecturers are seeking to be allowed step up industrial action as management plans to merge with another college despite no legal requirement to do so …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 October]

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Fianna Fáil think-in hears education investment must be prioritised

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork is in danger of falling behind unless significant investment is made in restoring funding to University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and other third level institutions …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 20 September]

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Cork Institute of Technology – Dr Brendan Murphy – to retire

Posted in Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) will begin the process of searching for a new President.The news comes just weeks after nearby University College Cork (UCC) confirmed the name of their new president …” (more)

[Tom O’Sullivan, TheCork.ie, 30 July]

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Cork Institute of Technology president likely to step down early

Posted in Governance and administration on July 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The president of Cork Institute of Technology has signalled he will step down from his position two years earlier than planned following concerns he was due to work well beyond the normal retirement age. The statutory retirement age for members of the public service is generally 65 …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 July]

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CIT wants its president to be allowed to work beyond retirement age

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is seeking permission from the Department of Education to allow its president to serve beyond the normal retirement age. The statutory retirement age for members of the public service is generally 65 years of age …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 June]

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WIT and CIT: Financial Statements 2013

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2015 by steve

IrelandMr Seán Ó Foghlú (Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills) called and examined; Mr Tom Boland (Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Authority) called and examined; Professor Willie Donnelly (President, Waterford Institute of Technology) called and examined; …” (more)

[Public Accounts Committee, 10 December]

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Cork Institute of Technology spent €65,000 to refute ‘defamatory’ claims

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) spent more than €65,000 to investigate 196 allegations made by an anonymous whistleblower which it has described as ‘grossly defamatory’. Earlier this year, staff at the college flouted college policies on expenses, a probe into the allegations found …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner, 10 December]

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CIT’s €22k portraits of president and chairman ‘done in Ireland’ not Italy

Posted in Legal issues on November 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The artist who painted portraits of the president of Cork Institute of Technology and chair of its governing board has contradicted a whistleblower’s claims that the two men had travelled abroad to sit for the paintings at the college’s expense …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 12 November]

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CIT president hits out at whistleblower ‘falsehoods’

Posted in Legal issues on October 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The president of Cork Institute of Technology has claimed that allegations made against the college by an anonymous whistle-blower were ‘almost entirely malicious falsehoods’ that were ‘intended to damage the good name of CIT, its governors, and staff’ …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 5 October]

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Cork IT says ‘no basis for concern’ over allegations of misspending

Posted in Governance and administration on January 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology has strongly rejected allegations of financial irregularities and misspending made by an anonymous whistleblower. The institution has been under scrutiny since last March …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 26 January]

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Plans for university are facing ‘significant challenges’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a technological university (TU) in Munster face ‘a very significant challenge’, higher education chiefs have warned. Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) are working towards a merger, with a view to becoming one of the new-style technological universities …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 26 January]

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US University sets up campus in Dingle

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A memorandum of understanding has been signed to pave the way for a US university to set up a campus in Dingle, Co Kerry in the next year …” (more)

[Majella O’Sullivan, Independent, 5 January]

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Final stages of merger for both CIT and ITT

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Cork Institute of Technology is set to enter the final stages of a planned merger with the Institute of Technology Tralee, according to the Education Minister …” (more)

[David Linnane, Evening Echo, 8 December]

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Tributes paid to administrator central to CIT development

Posted in Governance and administration on September 1st, 2014 by steve

“Tributes have been paid on the retirement of a respected academic administrator who helped deliver two of the State’s most critical pieces of educational infrastructure. Cork Institute of Technology president Dr Brendan Murphy led tributes over the weekend following the retirement of Michael Delaney as vice president for development at CIT …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 1 September]

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CIT President to donate for #icebucketchallenge as donations reach €900k

Posted in Life on August 26th, 2014 by steve

“The President of CIT has accepted his UCC counterpart’s Ice Bucket Nomination. Dr Brendan Murphy has pledged to make a donation to the Irish MND Association …” (more)

[Denise O’Donoghue, Irish Examiner, 26 August]

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Munster Technology University planned

Posted in Governance and administration on June 19th, 2014 by steve

“A merger process that would see Cork Institute of Technology become a new Munster Technological University has taken a step forward …” (more)

[Ronan Bagnall, Evening Echo, 17 June]

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College spent €20,000 on portraits

Posted in Legal issues on May 16th, 2014 by steve

“A third-level college spent €20,000 on portraits of two officials, the Dail’s spending watchdog heard. Cork Institute of Technology commissioned portraits of its president Dr Brendan Murphy and then governing body chairman Dr Paddy Caffrey in 2008 …” (more)

[Independent, 16 May]

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No PAC interest in spending, says CIT

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 14th, 2014 by steve

“Cork Institute of Technology has not been contacted by the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee in relation to allegations of reckless spending reported in a Sunday newspaper …” (more)

[Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner, 14 April]

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CIT reappoints president 8 months before term ends

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2014 by steve

“The board of Cork Institute of Technology has decided to appoint college president Dr Brendan Murphy for another five years — almost eight months before his term ends …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 22 January]

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