600 student bed scheme planned for Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Provision of Cork’s largest single student accommodation development, with 600 beds, is promised by a UK-based company, which has just taken over the moth-balled Coca Cola bottling plant by County Hall on the Carrigrohane Road. In its first move into Ireland, UK-based firm Future Generation …” (more)

[Tommy Barker, Irish Examiner, 8 November]

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Call for ‘urgent’ treatment as court hears man broke into college to find portal to another dimension

Posted in Legal issues on November 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A judge said it was a matter of extreme urgency to get a bed for a 14-day Central Mental Hospital assessment for a man who broke in an art college to find a portal to another dimension free of demons. The 24-year-old man appeared again at Cork Circuit Criminal Court following a finding last week that he was not guilty by reason of insanity to seven different charges …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, Irish Examiner, 6 November]

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Developers looking to increase apartments at Lough development

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The developer behind controversial plans to build student apartments at The Lough has entered into talks with An Bord Pleanála to dramatically increase the size of the project. The construction of apartments for 320 student beds at The Lough was approved in August, despite fierce local opposition …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, Evening Echo, 30 October]

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14 members of IT Tralee’s Academic Council resign citing failures to safeguard academic standards at the college

Posted in Governance and administration on October 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“14 members of the Institute of Technology Tralee’s Academic Council have resigned citing concerns over academic standards. The 34 person council is made up of college management, heads of department and elected academic members of staff …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 10 October]

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‘Educate people about consent’ – student reps

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Student representatives of University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology have said they are ‘in the dark’ about the circumstances surround three alleged rapes that have taken place since the start of the college term. It was reported this week that three female students had informed Cork Sexual Violence Centre that they were raped since the college term began this month …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, Evening Echo, 27 September]

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Three Institute of Technologies facing financial black holes as it emerges they are millions in debt

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“At least three leading State-funded third level institutes of technology have been ordered to draw up three-year financial recovery plans after it emerged they are millions of euro in debt – putting significant pressure on key front-line services …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 27 September]

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Three college students raped in Cork, say Sexual Violence Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Three teenage female college students have been raped in Cork since the start of the university term. Mary Crilly, the head of the city’s Sexual Violence Centre (SVC), revealed the shocking details of the assaults as she warned about ‘male predators’ who are targeting women as they leave pubs and nightclubs …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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Students protest over price of apartments

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students in Cork have claimed they are being used as ‘cash cows’ for private developers who are charging up to €9,000 a year for a box room. Students from University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) turned out yesterday to protest against both the lack of student accommodation in Cork, and the price of the accommodation that is available …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 21 September]

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Students to protest over ‘breaking point’ rent levels

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students will next week protest outside a new student accommodation building in Cork over the housing crisis and its impact on those pursuing third-level education. The joint demonstration by UCC and CIT students’ unions will follow a separate housing protest set to take place in Cork tomorrow …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 14 September]

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New school of architecture to build on colleges’ success

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Some 170 architecture students will begin classes in a new state-of-the-art city centre building this month. The Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE) is a joint venture from UCC and CIT, with undergraduate and postgraduate students set to move into a new purpose-designed school adjoining the Nano Nagle Place complex on Douglas Street …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Evening Echo, 8 September]

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Student apartments permitted near Cork’s Lough despite opposition

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The construction of apartments for 320 students near University College Cork has been approved, despite local opposition. The plan was first submitted to Cork City Council in April of last year, with part of the site on a portion of the rear of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in The Lough …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 25 August]

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Lord Mayor hits out at decision to grant permission for student apartments at The Lough

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cork’s Lord Mayor Mick Finn has hit out at a decision by An Bord Pleanála to give the go-ahead for a new student accommodation block at The Lough. Rejecting an appeal by residents and local politicians, the planning authority said the proposed student development would make a positive contribution to the landscape of the area and would not be damaging to residents or the biodiversity of The Lough ….” (more)

[Evening Echo, 23 August]

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South East’s ‘Missing Generation’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“An independent report examining the economic performance of the South-East claims there is a ‘missing generation’ from the region, with the recovery in its economy now ‘running out of steam’. The South East Economic Monitor, prepared by academics from Waterford Institute of Technology, makes the case that the counties of Waterford, Kilkenny, Wexford and Carlow are all lagging behind their counterparts elsewhere …” (more)

[Eoghan Dalton, Munster Express, 25 July]

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Demand for student housing ‘at critical point’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 18th, 2018 by steve

“Demand for student housing is at a critical point and is a concern for third level institutes in Cork, it has been claimed. It was revealed last week that 34-bed spaces for students were delivered in Cork since the start of 2016. A further 788 have been earmarked for completion by the end of 2019 …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 17 July]

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New technological university for greater Dublin area to be announced

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2018 by steve

“The State’s first technological university is set to be announced later this week based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a number of Cabinet Ministers are due to make the announcement at an event at DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 16 July]

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Only 34 new student bed spaces delivered since 2016

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2018 by steve

“Just 34 new bed spaces for students were delivered in Cork since the start of 2016, as part of the Government’s National Student Accommodation Strategy, it has been revealed. However, a further 788 have been earmarked for completion by the end of 2019, including more than 400 at the proposed Event Centre site on South Main Street …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 13 July]

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Cork colleges told they must help tackle housing challenge

Posted in Governance and administration on July 12th, 2018 by steve

“UCC and CIT must step up to the plate and work with City Hall to address Cork’s student housing challenge. The call came from Fine Gael Cllr John Buttimer after councillors voted to adopt a variation in the City Development Plan 2015-2021 which he described as the ‘first step in re-balancing the rights between developers and local communities’ …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 12 July]

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Student apartments extended at Beamish site but no Event Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2018 by steve

“BAM has been granted planning permission for extra student apartments for the northern end of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery site. Construction work is already well underway at the location where more than 400 student bedrooms are being built on the site referred to as Zone A …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 26 June]

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Technological Universities – Munster

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2018 by steve

Michael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position on the planned technological university for Munster; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 June]

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CIT step closer to new building

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2018 by steve

“A design team has been appointed to start the process of building a learning resource centre in CIT, it was confirmed this week. The Cork college is one of 11 institutes of technology across the country where design teams have been appointed for the construction of new higher education buildings …” (more)

[Niamh Aine Ryan, Cork Independent, 6 June]

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