Chair of IT Tralee says nothing to fear from merger with Cork IT

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The new Chairman of the Institute of Technology Tralee says people shouldn’t fear its merger with Cork Institute of Technology. Lionel Alexander, who was appointed Chairman of the Governing Body of ITT last September …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 3 April]

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CIT Student Services staff suspend tomorrow’s work stoppage to ballot on pay offer

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Staff at Cork Institute of Technology’s (CIT) Student Services centre have suspended their one-day work stoppage scheduled to take place tomorrow. It follows an agreement between Siptu representatives and management to a set of proposed wage increases …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 March]

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Siptu members announce one-day work stoppage at CIT Student Services

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

Ireland“Staff at Cork Institute of Technology’s (CIT) Student Services have announced a one-day work stoppage in their pay dispute. The Siptu members at the centre, which delivers services to students including catering and shops, carry out the work stoppage and place pickets at the institute on Thursday between 7am and 7pm …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 27 February]

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Cork events centre site to see more student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for extra student accommodation on part of the former Beamish brewery site earmarked for Cork’s €65m events centre. However, it is unclear if BAM Property intends to begin work soon or will have to await the outcome of a possible planning application for changes to the concert and conference venue …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 25 February]

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New President sought for Institute of Technology, Tralee

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A new President is being sought for the Institute of Technology Tralee. The position comes at a time of significant change for the college as it prepares to merge with Cork Institute of Technology to form the Munster Technological University …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 10 February]

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€5m Square Deal for student flats

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The city looks set to welcome yet another large-scale student development, following the successful €5m sale of a vacant building on Washington Street. The sizeable 0.8-acre site is currently home to what used to be the Square Deal Interiors furniture store …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 20 January]

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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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TDs speak up for low-paid CIT staff

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology needs to engage with staff who went on strike this week, according to Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire. SIPTU workers employed by CIT Student Services CLG, a wholly-owned private company that runs catering and shops, went on strike on Wednesday …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 9 December]

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Fifty CIT catering and retail staff threaten strike over pay

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology students may face disruption next week when almost 50 catering and retail staff are due to strike over pay. The first of many planned one-day stoppages by Siptu members on Wednesday is over what their representatives say has been the refusal of management to discuss claims for a pay rise …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 December]

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Coach driver suffered heart attack while driving CIT’s camogie team

Posted in Life on October 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A coach driver who played a central role in the sporting life of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) died a day after suffering a heart attack while driving CIT’s camogie team home from a match, an inquest heard yesterday …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 21 October]

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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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Work starts on student complex in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on August 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Demolition work has begun on the former Coca-Cola Bottling plant on the Carrigrohane Straight Road to make way for a new student apartment complex. It is planned to construct 92 student apartments in buildings ranging from four to seven storeys …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 25 August]

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Plan for five student apartment blocks near CIT

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A planning application has been lodged for five student apartment blocks near Cork Institute of Technology on Rossa Avenue. Montesa Ltd has sought permission to demolish the warehouse and office at the former O’Mahony Packaging building close to the former Tax Office …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 20 August]

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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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CIT staff stage protest at job interviews

Posted in Governance and administration on May 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Staff at Cork Institute of Technology yesterday continued their opposition to management’s plan to hire a student counsellor by protesting at the job interviews for the post. Paul Rothwell, TUI branch chairman, and fellow union members protesting at Cork School of Music, Union Quay. The staff, members of the Teachers Union of Ireland, object to the proposed appointment because they say the qualifications sought in the advert for the position do not meet standards set by a nationwide agreement …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 30 April]

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CIT staff to protest over student counsellor advert

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Staff at Cork Institute of Technology are to protest today ahead of potential strike action over what they say is management’s failure to adhere to industrial relations procedures. It follows complaints that CIT is advertising for student counsellor with qualifications below an agreed standard …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 21 April]

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Very few students attend campus religious services, figures show

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A handful of students are turning up to weekly Masses held in some third-level colleges, new figures show. While colleges and universities spend about €1.5 million in public funds annually to employ chaplains, attendance rates at services in many institutions are in single figures …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 11 April]

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