Lecturer settles action against college over alleged defamation

Posted in Legal issues on May 18th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A lecturer who claimed he was defamed in a letter sent by his college authorities to about 100 students has settled his High Court action. Keith Maycock, a computer science lecturer, sued the National College of Ireland (NCI), International Financial Services Centre, Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Times, 17 May]

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Lecturer suing National College of Ireland called 10% reduction from reassessement ‘unbelievable’

Posted in Legal issues, Teaching on May 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A lecturer told the High Court it was ‘unbelievable’ that grades on eight dissertations for a Masters programme in his college would be marked down by 10% across the board …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, BreakingNews.ie, 16 May]

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NUIG gender discrimination case adjourned for mediation

Posted in Legal issues on May 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway (NUIG) has confirmed that legal proceedings taken against the university by four female lecturers over alleged gender discrimination have been adjourned to allow for mediation. The development has been welcomed by former NUIG lecturer Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, whose own discrimination case against the university prompted the legal action by the four lecturers …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 3 May]

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NUI Galway will negotiate with women lecturers: Thursday’s High Court pre-trial hearing and demonstration cancelled

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

Ireland“The Campaign has just learnt that the four female lecturers and NUI Galway have agreed to mediation. As a result of the agreement, the pre-trial hearing regarding the gender inequality case that was scheduled to be held on Thursday May 4th in the High Court in Dublin has been adjourned …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 2 May]

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What NUI Galway are trying to do at the High Court

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“This short video explains what NUI Galway are trying to do in the High Court on May 4th and why we need to demonstrate to expose their hypocrisy. If you want to join us you can come on our bus from Galway …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 1 May]

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In latest stall tactic, NUIG gains approval for pre-trial hearing

Posted in Legal issues on July 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“As noted on this website on July 22nd, NUI Galway applied recently to the High Court seeking a pre-trial hearing of the cases being taken by the four female lecturers who are suing the university on the basis of gender discrimination in the 2008/9 round of promotion to Senior Lecturer …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 27 July]

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Judge orders preliminary hearing in NUIG discrimination case

Posted in Legal issues on July 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge has granted an application by National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) for a trial of preliminary legal issues before a full hearing of actions by four female lecturers. They are alleging gender discrimination in a competition for promotion …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 26 July]

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NUI Galway tries to prevent High Court cases revealing why the female lecturers were not promoted in 2009

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“On Wednesday last, NUI Galway applied to the High Court seeking a pre-trial hearing of the cases being taken by the four female lecturers who are suing NUI Galway on the basis of gender discrimination in the 2008/9 round of promotion to Senior Lecturer …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 22 July]

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Vet’s defamation actions must be joined together, says judge

Posted in Legal issues on June 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dr Harry Sweeney and stud farm sue UL and two ex-students on Japanese equine placement. A judge has directed three actions by an Irish vet and the stud farm he runs in Japan which allege they have suffered reputational damage and defamation must be consolidated into one and heard together …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 17 June]

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University of Limerick student to allege vet sexually harassed her, defamation trial hears

Posted in Legal issues on June 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An Irish vet who runs a stud farm in Japan has sued the University of Limerick (UL) alleging defamation and reputational damage as a result of how it reacted to allegations by two female students about his behaviour towards them while on placement at the farm …” (more)

[Independent, 16 June]

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UCC lecturer fails to get injunction over professorial positions decision

Posted in Legal issues on April 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge yesterday refused to grant an injunction to senior lecturer and head of the management and marketing department at UCC …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 21 April]

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Lecturer refused injunctions pending professorship challenge

Posted in Legal issues on April 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A senior lecturer at University College Cork has been refused injunctions pending the outcome of her High Court challenge to a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 20 April]

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Senior UCC lecturer fails to get injunction over decision not to shortlist her for job

Posted in Legal issues on April 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A senior university lecturer has failed to get an injunction over a decision not to shortlist her in a competition for ten professorial positions …” (more)

[Tom Tuite, Independent, 20 April]

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Ruling due on injunction sought by senior UCC lecturer

Posted in Legal issues on April 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A judge will give her decision later on whether to grant an injunction to senior lecturer and head of the Management and Marketing Department at UCC, Joan Buckley, who has brought proceedings arising out of the decision not to shortlist her in a competition for 10 professorial positions …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 6 April]

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UCC President describes allegation of ‘shambolic selection process for posts’ as ‘an outrage’, High Court hears

Posted in Legal issues on April 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The President of University College Cork has described an allegation the selection process for the appointment of senior posts at UCC’s school of business is ‘shambolic’, as ‘an outrage’, the High Court heard today …” (more)

[Saurya Cherfi and Aodhan O’Faolain, Independent, 1 April]

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UCC President defends interview selection process in court

Posted in Legal issues on April 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The President of UCC has today defended the selection process used to create a shortlist of candidates for 10 professorial roles in its business school. The High Court has been listening to Dr Michael Murphy’s sworn statement as part of a legal action taken by a lecturer who was not called for interview …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 April]

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Case of UCC lecturer who did not make interview shortlist back before High Court

Posted in Legal issues on April 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The case of a UCC lecturer who is trying to put a stop to a round of interviews for 10 professorial positions will be back before the High Court this morning …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 April]

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High Court challenge to selection process for UCC posts

Posted in Legal issues on March 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A university lecturer has launched a High Court challenge aimed at halting a selection process for the appointment of 10 senior posts at University College Cork’s school of business …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Independent, 25 March]

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UCC lecturer takes UCC to High Court after failing to secure interview for position as professor

Posted in Legal issues on March 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A senior UCC lecturer is trying to stop the university’s business school from conducting interviews to hire ten professors …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 24 March]

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Minister for Finance cast doubts on validity of UL’s legal action

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he cannot see how the University of Limerick can proceed with its High Court action against the Limerick Leader and its editor, following the publication of a review into matters at UL …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 15 February]

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