Third Level Staff: NUIG and Gender Equality

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 15th, 2015 by steve

IrelandLorraine Higgins (Labour): I am raising the approach of the National University of Ireland Galway, NUIG, to gender among its academic ranks. The Minister of State may be aware that in December 2014, an NUIG academic, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, won an Equality Tribunal case against the university for discrimination on the basis of gender in the 2009 round of promotions to senior lecturer. Dr Sheehy Skeffington is the first female academic to have achieved this outcome in Ireland …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 15 April]

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War breaks out in Labour over means test for student grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Bitter local battle has broken out in the Labour Party over contentious plans for a new means test for student grants. It comes as a growing number of rural Labour figures voice their opposition to plans to include farms and businesses in any new means test …” (more)

[Fiach Kelly, Independent, 22 August]

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