Cork city’s biggest student accommodation complex may open in summer 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork city’s biggest student accommodation complex could be open as early as next summer. The 629-bed development on the former Coca-Cola bottling plant site on Carrigrohane Rd has taken a significant step forward the announcement of a contractor who has targeted a completion date of summer 2021 …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, BreakingNews.ie, 21 February]

Tags: , ,

Cork students praised by Gardai for their behaviour during RAG week

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Community Gardaí in Cork have said there have been no major issues with RAG week this year, and they want to commend students’ behaviour during this week of celebration. RAG week, or raise and give week, is a week where students raise money for charity …” (more)

[Áine Kenny, EchoLive, 13 February]

Tags: , , , , ,

Former Lord Mayor says issuing fines to students for anti-social behaviour has proved successful

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Issuing fines to students has worked wonders for the area around UCC says Catherine Clancy. That’s according to former Lord Mayor and Chair of Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Community Association Catherine Clancy who is welcoming plans by CIT to implement a similar policy in the future …” (more)

[Red FM, 11 February]

Tags: , , ,

Gardai issue RAG week warning to students with more patrols in city

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork City Community Engagement Gardai on duty for UCC RAG Week in the city have warned students that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, with residents in student areas concerned about student behaviour this week …” (more)

[Michael Hayes, CorkBeo, 11 February]

Tags: , , , , ,

Gardaí Say They Will Be Taking A Zero Tolerance Approach Towards Anyone Causing Trouble During Raise And Give Week

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Annual events like Freshers and Raise and Give Week have been heavily criticised by some locals. Some community groups in Cork say some people are afraid to leave their homes at night due to increased levels of anti-social behaviour …” (more)

[Red FM, 10 February]

Tags: , , , ,

RAG Week kicks off at 7am as students queue outside Cork City early-house

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Leo Varadkar might have applauded the people who were getting up early in Cork this morning – until he saw them queuing up outside an early house. But it all seemed to be good natured for the students who were waiting patiently in the dark outside a packed Charlie’s Pub on the quays by City Hall as RAG Week got off to a bleary-eyed, 7am start …” (more)

[Joe O’Shea, CorkBeo, 10 February]

Tags: , , , , ,

Developer enters talks to build 216 student beds near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Talks are underway which could see more than 200 student beds developed in a new apartment complex near UCC. Denis O’Brien Developments is seeking to build a 216-student bed complex at Orchard Road in the college area of the city …” (more)

[EchoLive, 6 February]

Tags: , ,

UCC warns against travel to China as coronavirus death toll rises

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has emailed staff and students to request they refrain from travelling to China, as the World Health Organisation (Who) says the ‘whole world needs to be on alert’ over the coronavirus outbreak …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 29 January]

Tags: , , , ,

Universities issue advice for students on coronavirus

Posted in Governance and administration on January 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Universities are advising students to take a number of precautions to help limit the potential spread of the new strain of coronavirus until more is known about the infection. Amidst an outbreak of a new strain of the virus that has so far been linked to 132 deaths, students who have come to Ireland from Wuhan, China in the last 14 days, should notify the Department of Public Health …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 29 January]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Decision on IT Tralee’s proposed merger with CIT due in second quarter of 2020

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A decision on IT Tralee’s proposed merger with CIT is due in the second quarter of this year. The Munster Technological University is the planned result of the merger between the two institutes, a process which was first mooted in 2009 …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 26 January]

Tags: , , ,

Gardaí Launch Murder Inquiry After Death of Cork IT Student

Posted in Legal issues on January 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A murder investigation is underway in Cork City following the tragic death of a 20-year-old studying in Cork Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Rachel O’Leary, University Times, 17 January]

Tags: ,

Funding boost for CIT arena

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“CIT will be racing in to the future thanks to funding boost to the tune of €9.22 million. The college and Athletics Ireland made a joint application to the Large Scale Sports Infrastructural Fund to support the development of a new indoor community and high performance sports facility at the Bishopstown campus …” (more)

[Cork Independent, 16 January]

Tags: ,

Student accommodation discussions key focus for new city development plan

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The provision of student accommodation in Cork is a key focus of talks between city planners and the city’s third-level institutions as work starts of the drafting of a new city development plan. The city council said the series of engagements are ‘background research’ ahead of the formal preparation later this year of a draft development plan – the first to include the expanded city region …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 15 January]

Tags: , , , , ,

CIT set for €9.2m grant as part of new sports infrastructure fund

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is set to get a €9.2m grant from the Department of Sport as part of the first set of allocations under a new sports infrastructure fund. The fund, which was first announced as part of the National Development plan in 2018, sees €77.4m allocated to sporting facilities or projects across the country ahead of an impending general election …” (more)

[Cianan Brennan, BreakingNews.ie, 10 January]

Tags: ,

UCC and CIT pay almost €350k on compo claims

Posted in Legal issues on January 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology have paid out over €300,000 in compensation claims during the past five years. The Cork colleges’ insurers have paid out €347,085 in total, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 …” (more)

[Áine Kenny, EchoLive, 10 January]

Tags: , , ,

Student apartments planned for North Main Street

Posted in Governance and administration on December 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A planning consultation request has been lodged for almost 290 student beds on North Main Street. A company named as Bmore Developments has requested a consultation with An Bord Pleanála to determine whether a possible development on the street for 285 student bed spaces qualifies as a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) …” (more)

[Robert McNamara, EchoLive, 31 December]

Tags: , , ,

Presidents of Cork colleges demand better public transport for students

Posted in Governance and administration on December 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The presidents of two Cork colleges have called for greater public transport in the region, labelling it crucial for prospective students, housing options and economic growth. Professor Patrick O’Shea, president of University College Cork, and Dr Barry O’Connor, his counterpart at Cork Institute of Technology, both highlighted the need for greater investment in public transport in Cork …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, EchoLive, 22 December]

Tags: , , , ,

CIT is granted permission for a new ‘front door’ to their Bishopstown campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology has been granted planning permission for a new three-storey Learning Resource Centre that will act as a new ‘front door’ to the college. The new building will be located in front of the original Regional Technical College buildings constructed in the 1970s that front onto Rossa Avenue in Bishopstown …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 20 December]

Tags: ,

Department says CIT funding will help deliver on ambitions of proposed MTU

Posted in Governance and administration on December 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Education says funding given to CIT will help deliver on the ambitions of the proposed MTU. The department has announced an investment of €18.7 million in the Cork Institute of Technology, to go towards building upgrades and refurbishment of its campus …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 18 December]

Tags: , , , , ,

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor announce €18.75m capital grant for Cork Institute of Technology under Project Ireland 2040

Posted in Governance and administration on December 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today announced an €18.75 million investment in Cork institute of technology. The funding is being allocated under Project Ireland 2040, which commits to exchequer investments of €2.2 billion in Ireland’s higher education infrastructure over the coming decade. The Department’s approval in principle for the €18.75 capital allocation will go towards significant building upgrades and refurbishment for CIT’s Bishopstown campus, built in 1974 …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 17 December]

Tags: , , , , ,