Higher Education Institutions

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

IrelandKevin O’Keeffe (Cork East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to put in place an independent inquiry into the governance at universities here further to a television programme (details supplied); his plans to carry out a due diligence review of the purchase by a university purchase of an institute (details supplied) in respect of commercial academic and pension related issues; if he has or plans to intervene in the purchase of the institute by the university in view of the fact that its payment of over €20 million is excessive; his plans for a full review of the higher education authority role in view of its inability to effect a culture of good governance at universities …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 June]

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UCC denies ‘not female friendly’ claim in the promotion of staff

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has denied claims by a Cork TD that it has failed to address a ‘not female friendly and not inclusive’ culture. Cork East TD for Fianna Fáil, Kevin O’Keeffe, made the allegations in Dáil Éireann: he said there was dissatisfaction among staff at the college regarding gender issues and the promotion of staff …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 4 November]

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Higher Education Institutions – UCC Staff Grievances

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

IrelandKevin O’Keeffe (Cork East, Fianna Fail): I thank the Acting Chairman. I also thank the Ceann Comhairle for affording me the opportunity to raise this matter. I further thank the Minister for Education and Skills for taking the time to be here. In light of the current situation, plenty of people want to meet him on Kildare Street …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 27 October]

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Higher Education Institutions – Retired Staff

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2016 by steve

IrelandKevin O’Keeffe (Cork East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if any public money has been expended directly or indirectly by a university (details supplied); if any financial arrangements for retired staff of the same college are in place; if so, if they are in line with public policy rules on retirement at age 65 years; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 July]

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