GMIT is ‘functioning as normal’ although president on sick leave

Posted in Governance and administration on August 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says it is ‘functioning as normal’ although its president, Dr Fergal Barry, is on extended leave. The third-level college, which is due to become a technology university with its Sligo and Letterkenny partners, has declined to comment on claims that it has received correspondence from legal representatives for Dr Barry …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 15 August]

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Minister to turn first sod on €5m GMIT expansion

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

Ireland“The Minister for Business, Enterpise and Innovation Heather Humphreys will turn the sod on a multi-million euro expansion at GMIT at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. The college was granted planning permission earlier this year for an extension to it’s iHub innovation campus at Dublin Road …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 8 August]

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Ring-fenced funding for multi-campus institutions is good news for GMIT

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The announcement of ring-fenced funding for multi-campus institutions is positive news for GMIT, according to Galway East TD Sean Canney. The Minister of State for OPW and Flood Relief welcomed the funding, which will amount to an additional €250,000 per annum per institution …” (more)

[Micheál Ó Maoileoin, Galway Daily, 20 July]

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Institutes of Technology: Mayo campus of GMIT

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

Lisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the breakdown of spending of the €3.75 million ring-fenced funding to secure the future of the Mayo campus of GMIT; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 July]

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Institutes of Technology: GMIT Castlebar

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2018 by steve

Lisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the suspension of the BSc Hons in digital media and society at the GMIT Castlebar; if the decision to suspend the course will be reversed; if not, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 27 June]

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GMIT given more time to build sports hall

Posted in Governance and administration on June 4th, 2018 by steve

“GMIT has been granted more time to build a sports hall and car park. The college had applied to the City Council for an extension on planning permission for the two-storey multi-functional sports building, car parking and improved bus facilities …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 3 June]

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Recruitment campaign for head of GMIT Mayo campus will begin in coming weeks – Burke

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

“Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke has outlined a number of developments in building a sustainable future for the Castlebar campus of GMIT. Senator Burke said the appointment of an external facilitator and a recruitment campaign for a head of campus will begin in the coming weeks …” (more)

[Mayo Advertiser, 25 May]

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Institutes of Technology: GMIT Mayo Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2018 by steve

Lisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason an external facilitator has yet to be appointed to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT, working group report published in December 2017 in regard to the Mayo campus of GMIT; and if a date will be set for same to ensure the appointment of the appropriate person …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 15 May]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor gives opening address at first Technological Higher Education Association Colloquium in GMIT

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

“Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, opened the first annual Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) Colloquium in GMIT today (10th of May). The three core themes for the day revolve around a central theme of ‘Engagement’ and it brings together students, agencies, enterprises, further education, policy makers, and the voluntary sector to explore the reality of the ‘Engaged Institution’ and how to meet the challenges ahead while working with industry, community, and policy-makers …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 10 May]

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Institutes of Technology: GMIT Mayo Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2018 by steve

IrelandRose Conway-Walsh (Sinn Féin): Cuirim fáilte leis an Aire Stáit, atá tagtha anseo chun eolais a thabhairt dúinn maidir le GMIT. I want to talk to the Minister about the implementation of the report of the working group on the development and sustainable plan for the Mayo campus of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. I will not beat about the bush. The report recommended that the permanent head of centre be appointed. I know the post was advertised in September. Why was it re-advertised in February? …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 1 May]

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Go ahead for 5 million euro expansion at GMIT city campus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 20th, 2018 by steve

“GMIT has been given the green light for a 5 million euro extension to its innovation – iHub – building at its city campus. The college has been granted planning permission for an extension and alterations to the building at Old Dublin Road …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 19 April]

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GMIT president welcomes progress of Technological Universities Bill

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

Ireland“GMIT president Dr Fergal Barry has welcomed the passing by the Seanad of the Technological Universities Bill, which paves the way for the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) to progress towards the next stage of the application for designation as a technological university for the west/north west …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 22 March]

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Maynooth University cancels students’ visit to Leuven institute amid governance concerns

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Maynooth University has cancelled a visit by some of its students to the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe because of concerns over governance at a Belgian facility. The concerns centre around the role of Malachy Vallely, a key figure in the institute, who last year was convicted by a Belgian court in relation to a fire in which two students from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) died in 2014 …” (more)

[Peter Murtagh, Irish Times, 19 February]

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GMIT progress plans to expand innovation building

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

Ireland“Galway Mayo Institute of Technology is planning an extension to its innovation – iHub – building at its city campus. The college is seeking planning permission for an extension and alterations to the building at Old Dublin Road …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 11 January]

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Govt must follow up commitments on GMIT Mayo campus with action – Chambers

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Lisa Chambers has welcomed an announcement by the Minister for Higher Education to provide ring fenced funding for the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s Castlebar campus over the next five years …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 15 December]

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Statement on GMIT Mayo Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The HEA welcomes the announcement from the Minister today on the additional recurrent and capital investment to be provided to GMIT to facilitate the delivery of the sustainability plan for its Mayo campus. The HEA played a key role in producing this plan, chairing the Working Group, and we would like to thank all the other members of this Group who worked tirelessly to set out and agree a future path …” (more)

[Malcolm Byrne, Higher Education Authority, 15 December]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces ring fenced funding for the Castlebar campus of GMIT

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today 15th December 2017 published the report of the Working Group on the future of the Castlebar campus of GMIT. The Working Group was established by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and the then Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, in March 2017. The objective of the Working group was to formulate a plan for the sustainable future of the GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar …” (more, download)

[Department of Education and Skills, 15 December]

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Ring-fenced funding of €3.75m announced to safeguard future of Mayo GMIT campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has tonight published the report of the working group on the future of the Castlebar campus of GMIT. The report provides a wide-ranging assessment of the context within which the campus is currently operating, and outlines a proposed vision for the Mayo facility …” (more)

[Connacht Telegraph, 15 December]

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Commencement Matters – GMIT Castlebar

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2017 by steve

IrelandJohn O’Mahony (Fine Gael): I thank the Cathaoirleach for selecting this topic and thank the Minister of State for attending to reply to my queries. All of us in the west know that the campus of GMIT has played a huge role in the economic, educational and social life of Castlebar, Mayo and the surrounding regions over the many years since it was founded in, I believe, the 1980s. Issues have arisen in recent times in regard to underinvestment and lack of upgrading of facilities, as well as the range of course development …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 12 December]

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Institutes of Technology: Mayo campus of GMIT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandLisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the working group established to examine the future of the Mayo campus of GMIT …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 November]

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