Statement From Technological Higher Education Association

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

Ireland“The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) strongly supports Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor’s stated ambitions to ‘eradicate gender inequality in higher education institutions’ and welcomes the targets outlined in the Report of the Gender Equality Taskforce Action Plan 2018-2020 …” (more)

[THEA, 12 November]

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IT Carlow Pursues Gender Equality Award

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

Ireland“IT Carlow will make a formal application in November for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, the gender equality benchmark. The college will be among the first in the technological sector to make an application, which it has been working towards, since IT Carlow is one of just two institutes of technology with a female president …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 19 September]

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IT Carlow deal with Shanghai

Posted in Governance and administration on December 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“One of China’s leading finance universities has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with IT Carlow, that will expose Irish students to industry and academic expertise at a global scale in one of the world’s leading financial centres …” (more)

[Colm Lambert, Carlow People, 12 December]

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€100 million being invested in development of IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Institute of Technology Carlow is experiencing the fastest-growing student numbers of any other Institute of Technology in the country and is responding with a €100 million capital investment programme …” (more)

[Carlow People, 14 November]

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Major Higher Education Announcement for Wexford

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dr Patricia Mulcahy, President of Institute of Technology Carlow, has welcomed the announcement today by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin of approval to acquire a new site for the Institute’s Wexford Campus. The new campus will be located on a 35-acre site in a prime location in Wexford Town …” (more)

[IT Carlow, 8 October]

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IT Carlow Chief says ‘TU’ Prize is worth pursuing

Posted in Governance and administration on August 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“IT Carlow (ITC) President, Dr Patricia Mulcahy, has endorsed the Kelly Report, the latest attempt to kickstart the Technological University (TU) status the Government hopes both ITC and Waterford IT will jointly pursue …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 4 August]

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Southeast colleges leaders willing to resume merger talks

Posted in Governance and administration on July 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Senior figures at two third-level colleges in the southeast have given positive soundings about the prospect of restarting talks on a university for the region, despite serious problems highlighted in a plan …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 28 July]

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President of IT Carlow welcomes findings of report into viability of Technological University for South East

Posted in Governance and administration on July 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“President at IT Carlow Dr Patricia Mulcahy has today welcomed a report into the viability of the South East Technological University …” (more)

[KCLR 96FM, 27 July]

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A University for the South East?

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Following today’s report on the viability of a Technological University for the South East – despite a falling out between Waterford and Carlow ITs last year – we hear the views of some business people in Waterford and also the view from Dr Patricia Mulcahy, President of Carlow IT on how the relationship can be fixed and the project advanced …” (mp3)

[RTÉ Drivetime, 27 July]

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Southeast university designation possible ‘within three years’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The southeast could qualify for a Technological University within three years but only if ‘mutual trust’ is rebuilt between merging institutions, a report into the troubled university bid has found …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 27 July]

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Minister O’Sullivan publishes report on the consultation and engagement process on a Technological University for the South-East and next steps

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Establishment of a Technological University for the South-East viable and can be delivered within a reasonable timescale. Plan for facilitation to be developed for consideration by both Governing Bodies at end August. Minister O’Sullivan today published the report on the consultation and engagement process and expressed her gratitude to Mr. Michael Kelly …” (more)

[The report is here]
[Department of Education and Skills, 27 July]

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IT lecturers support suspension of merger

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The trade union representing lecturers at both Waterford and Carlow ITs has formally lodged a dispute with the Labour Relations Commission over the lack of consultation regarding the proposed merger of the two ITs …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 19 November]

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Technological University for the South East Remains a Top Priority for IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A multi-campus Technological University (TU) for the southeast remains ‘a top priority’ for IT Carlow and would ‘transform the southeast region in the coming decades’, according to President of IT Carlow, Dr Patricia Mulcahy …” (more)

[IT Carlow, 6 November]

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University hangs in the balance

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“There was massive disappointment at IT Carlow on Tuesday evening as plans for a merger with Waterford IT, which would eventually lead to the establishment of a South East Technological University, were dealt a severe blow when the Waterford institute decided to ‘suspend all activities related to the merger’ …” (more)

[Padraig Byrne, Carlow People, 1 November]

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University plans dealt major blow

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A breakdown in relations between Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT is jeopardising plans to develop a technical university of the South East …” (more)

[Gorey Guardian, 1 November]

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Waterford IT ‘cannot apply alone to become university’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Further meetings with Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan are planned for Waterford Institute of Technology management after she told them they could not apply on their own to become a university …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 24 October]

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‘Surprised and disappointed’: IT Carlow isn’t happy about Waterford pulling out of a planned merger

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The President of IT Carlow has said she’s ‘surprised and disappointed’ at the decision by Waterford IT to pull out of a planned merger …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 23 October]

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Waterford IT pulls out of merger with IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Long-awaited plans for a university in the southeast have taken a fresh blow with the decision by Waterford Institute of Technology to pull out of negotiations on a bid for technological-university status …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys and Conor Kane, Irish Times, 23 October]

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Warning that plans to merge WIT and IT Carlow could be ‘scuppered’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Urgent high-level meetings have been arranged in a bid to sort out the controversy that could scupper plans for a Technological University of the South East …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 22 October]

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University for Carlow comes one step closer

Posted in Governance and administration on June 4th, 2013 by steve

“History was made last week when IT Carlow got the official go-ahead to merge with Waterford IT and become a technological university …” (more)

[Mairead Wilmot, Carlow Nationalist, 4 June]

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