EU and Israel sign up to joint research funding

Posted in Research on June 9th, 2014 by steve

EU“The European Union will today give the final sign-off to a controversial joint research project with Israel, during a two-day visit to Israel by European Commission president José Manuel Barroso …” (more)

[Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times, 9 June]

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European Commission president conferred with honorary degree at UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2014 by steve

“Ireland praised for the manner in which it responded to crisis and offers hope to other countries in bailout situations, he says …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 5 March]

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Barroso to talk about Ireland’s return to ‘normal’ at UCC this evening

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2014 by steve

“The president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso will deliver a 25-minute speech at University College Cork this evening during which he will say that he believes that Ireland has returned to ‘normal’ in EU terms …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 5 March]

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UCC as subservient to EU as Enda Kenny

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2014 by steve

“Following in the subservient footsteps of Enda Kenny and Michael Noonan, the academics at UCC have decided, inexplicably, to bend the knee and touch the cap to Jose Manuel Borroso, president of the EU commission, at a lavish ceremony to be held shortly in Cork …” (more)

[John Leahy, Irish Examiner, 5 March]

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Barroso aims to set record straight on austerity during UCC visit

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2014 by steve

“The image of the European Commission as pushing austerity and creating difficulties for Ireland is wrong, the Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso will say today when he is awarded a honorary degree by University College Cork …” (more)

[Ann Cahill and Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 5 March]

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No way José: Group to protest Barroso award

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2014 by steve

“The Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) will place a picket on the ceremony hosted by UCC this Wednesday conferring an honorary doctorate on outgoing EU Commission President Manuel Barroso …” (more)

[Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, Cork Independent, 3 March]

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UCC’s conferring of Barroso is a disgrace

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2014 by steve

“I agree with Phil Prendergast, MEP, regarding the conferring of an honorary doctorate on Jose Manuel Barroso by UCC. As a graduate of UCC, and a retired member of staff, I am astounded at this honour being bestowed on Barroso by our beloved university …” (more)

[Joe Heffernan, Irish Examiner, 4 March]

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Barroso for honorary doctorate at UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2014 by steve

“European Commission president José Manuel Barroso will be awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Cork this week. President Barroso, who will receive the degree of doctor of laws, has requested speaking time of up to 25 minutes, an indication that he has a specific message he wishes to convey to Ireland …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 3 March]

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UCC should not be honouring Barroso – Liadh Ní Riada

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2014 by steve

“Sinn Féin EU candidate for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada has criticised the decision of University College Cork to award an honorary doctorate to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso when he visits the campus next week …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 28 February]

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Barroso honour ‘laughable’: protests expected as austerity architect to get UCC honour

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2014 by steve

“The decision to award an honorary doctorate to the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso in UCC next week has been described as ‘laughable’ and is likely to draw protests from people who oppose the EU’s financial policies …” (more)

[Cork Independent, 27 February]

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‘You are a privileged generation’ – Barroso to TCD audience

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2013 by steve

“European Commission President José Manuel Barroso told an audience gathered at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) this evening that they were part of a ‘privileged generation’, despite the ongoing European debt crisis …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 28 February]

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