Teachers’ Union campaign to end underfunding of Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Staff of the Dundalk Institute of Technology were informed last week by DkIT President Denis Cummins of a deepening funding crisis which has seen the Institute’s budget deficit grow to €3.1 million …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 14 December]

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Denis Cummins to step down as Dundalk IT president early next year

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Denis Cummins is to leave his position as president of Dundalk IT early next year. The Drogheda native, who has been in the position since 2006, will be taking up a new as-yet-to-be-revealed job elsewhere …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 21 October]

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DkIT will not seek university status

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2013 by steve

“Dundalk Institute of Technology will not be pursuing Technological University (TU) status it said this week. The Institute say that its position in a Regional Cluster would be of most benefit to all the stakeholders in the region …” (more)

[Dundalk Leader, 23 January]

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Student grant system ‘may not be able to cope’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 9th, 2013 by steve

“The central grants system may not be able to cope when it is extended to cover all students in the coming years, claims the head of the institute of technology sector …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 January]

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Students forced to sleep in cars in grants debacle

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 8th, 2013 by steve

“Students have had to accept food boxes, sleep in their cars and live on as little as €10 a week because they haven’t received their grants. Student leaders and college chiefs have now turned their fire on a new grant-processing system …” (more)

[Cormac Murphy, Herald, 8 January]

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SUSI ‘untenable’ says Dundalk IT President

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 8th, 2013 by steve

“Denis Cummins, President of Dundalk IT and the new Chair of Institutes of Technology, criticises the SUSI grant application system …” (audio)

[RTÉ Merning Ireland, 8 January]

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Institutes chief hits out at grants system

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 8th, 2013 by steve

“The head of the country’s Institutes of Technology has criticised the new centralised student grant system and has questioned the ability of the system to cope …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 8 January]

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DkIT president new chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on January 7th, 2013 by steve

“President of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) Denis Cummins is the new chairperson of Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) for 2013 …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 7 January]

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Dundalk IT President comes out against fee hikes at USI Public Meeting

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 23rd, 2012 by steve

“The President of Dundalk IT, Denis Cummins, has publicly opposed any planned increases in college fees. Mr Cummins said that the revenue gathered from fee increases was never seen by colleges, for which the fees are nominally gathered …” (more)

[Union of Students in Ireland, 23 October]

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DkIT in talks with PayPal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2012 by steve

“DkIT President Denis Cummins has met with PayPal’s Vice President for Global Operations Louise Phelan to discuss ways to build partnerships between the Institute and the multinational payments company …” (more)

[Dundalk Democrat, 3 May]

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