‘No protocol’ for UL President’s protest against honourary doctorate for Brian Cowen

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The founding president of the University of Limerick Professor Edward Walsh is handing back the honorary doctorate awarded to him by the NUI because he objects to former Taoiseach Brian Cowen receiving the honour …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 August]

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An honorary doctorate for Brian Cowen

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Missing from your opinion debate (Letters, July 28th and 29th) is the question of how and why NUI awards honorary doctorates in the first place. Chancellors of NUI have been political persons serving lengthy terms: the incumbent Maurice Manning, his predecessor Garret FitzGerald …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 31 July]

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NUI’s honorary doctorate for Brian Cowen

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – On Thursday I wrote to the chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) expressing my amazement at the decision of his university to grant Brian Cowen an honorary doctorate and asking how I proceed to have the NUI honorary doctorate I received in 1998 rescinded …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 29 July]

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Ex-UL president to hand back degree in Brian Cowen protest

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The founding president of University of Limerick (UL) plans to hand back his honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland (NUI) in protest over its decision to honour former taoiseach Brian Cowen. The NUI has faced a wave of public criticism following its awarding of an honorary doctorate to Mr Cowen on Wednesday …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 July]

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An honorary doctorate for Brian Cowen

Posted in Governance and administration on July 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I realise it is prime silly season, but how sickening is your Front page picture (July 27th) of one-time taoiseach, Brian Cowen, replete with cap and gown receiving his honorary doctorate from National University of Ireland …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 28 July]

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Croke Park II: Staff can now be ‘pushed out’ if not needed

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2013 by steve

“Public sector workers will be pushed out of their job if their role is no longer needed, under the terms of the new Croke Park deal …” (more)

[Fionnan Sheahan and Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 27 February]

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€38m investment in Dundalk IT strengthens northeast – Taoiseach

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2011 by steve

“An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen TD, said today (Fri) that the completion of a €38m capital investment at the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) campus represents a vote of confidence in the Institute’s future and will help further strengthen its capacity to drive economic regeneration in the northeast …” (more)

[Dundalk Institute of Technology, 11 February]

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Cowen reaffirms State’s commitment to investment in scientific research

Posted in Research on October 22nd, 2010 by steve

“The government remains fully committed to ongoing State investment in scientific research, Taoiseach Brian Cowen has said …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 22 October]

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Cowen has not ruled out revisiting Croke Park deal

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2010 by steve

“Taoiseach Brian Cowen has not ruled out revisiting the Croke Park agreement, but he indicated that he will wait and see if the deal yields the kind of public sector savings he needs before revisiting it …” (more)

[Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 5 October]

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Protests as Taoiseach opens new University of Limerick centre

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2010 by steve

“A large garda presence was maintained at the University of Limerick during the opening of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 27 September]

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Brian Cowen At The University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2010 by steve

“Taoiseach Brian Cowen arrived at The University of Limerick Friday the 24th of September to officially open the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. I popped over from teaching photography tutorials with this years Interactive Media Masters students to take some shots …” (more, slideshow)

[Lette Moloney Photography, 26 September]

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Cowen launches €486m DIT project

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2010 by steve

“A €486 million project which will give Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) a new campus – while helping to regenerate a large swathe of north Dublin – was formally launched by Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 22 September]

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Cowen hails €360m third-level research spend

Posted in Research on July 17th, 2010 by steve

“Ireland’s research reputation and job-creation potential is to get a major boost through a €359 million investment that will create almost 2,400 jobs, according to Taoiseach Brian Cowen …” (more)

[Niall Murray and Scott Millar, Irish Examiner, 17 July]

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Govt pumps €359m into PRTLI 5 – largest investment in research

Posted in Research on July 17th, 2010 by steve

“Today, the Government announced the largest investment in research in the State’s history with €359m going into PRTLI Cycle 5. The move will make Ireland Europe’s innovation hub, said Enterprise Minister Batt O’Keeffe …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 16 July]

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Selling our ‘smart economy’ on the Silicon Valley circuit

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2010 by steve

“Taoiseach Brian Cowen met the president of one of the world’s most renowned university’s yesterday as he began the second leg of his US visit. Mr Cowen met Dr John Hennessy, president of Stanford University, as he travelled to Silicon Valley in California. He also opened a new Irish Innovation Centre in Silicon Valley which will act as a launching pad for Irish technology …” (more)

[Lise Hand, Independent, 15 March]

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