Oh no, not again – another heckler’s veto in Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“… I don’t have time to write a considered post about this right now, but I could not let it pass unremarked, so I will content myself for the time being with noting: oh no, not again.” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, cearta.ie, 21 February]

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Trinity College Dublin event involving Israeli ambassador cancelled

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“An event at Trinity College Dublin involving the Israeli ambassador Ze’ev Boker has been cancelled following a protest. Mr Boker was due to speak at a talk organised by the Society for International Affairs (Sofia) …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 21 February]

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CICE staff will continue industrial action against ‘loss of autonomy’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Former staff members of the Church of Ireland College of Further Education will continue their industrial action against poor treatment, loss of personal benefits, loss of autonomy and the termination of programmes following the college’s incorporation into DCU last year …” (more)

[Aaron Gallagher, The College View, 8 February]

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Staff and students protesting at former CICE site in Rathmines

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Board of Governors of the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) has repeatedly sought assistance from the Department of Education in attempting to resolve issues with staff there through the Workplace Relations Commission, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 27 January]

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Minister due to meet University of Limerick whistleblowers

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A meeting with the Minister for Education has been scheduled for the coming weeks with three whistleblowers associated with the University of Limerick’s finance department, who staged a sit-in at the Department of Education in Dublin this week. An exact date has been scheduled with the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton, which will possibly be brought forward if he is in Limerick before that date …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 27 January]

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University of Limerick whistleblowers stage sit-in at Department

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trio say they are are ‘not prepared to wait any longer’ for resolution. Three whistleblowers in the University of Limerick’s finance department are continuing their sit-in at the Department of Education and Skills in Dublin this Monday afternoon …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 23 January]

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Department of Education occupied over UL claims ‘inaction’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A group of protesters says it has occupied the Department of Education head office in Dublin to highlight ‘inaction’ regarding allegations of misconduct at University of Limerick. The five individuals, who include at least three people who worked in the college’s finance department, are seeking an independent investigation into concerns over irregular expenses claims and human resources issues …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 23 January]

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Up to 50 people gather at NUI Galway protest on change to Irish language requirement for university president

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Up to 50 supporters of the Irish language gathered at NUI Galway this afternoon for céilí protest over the college’s decision to drop the requirement that its president be fluent in Irish. Late last year, NUIG’s governing authority decided to change the recruitment criteria for appointing a new president …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 11 January]

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Protest at NUI Galway over relaxing of requirement for president to speak fluent Irish

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A céilí protest will will held at NUI Galway tomorrow (Wed) over the college’s decision to drop the requirement that its president be fluent in Irish. Misneach na Gaillimhe is a branch of Misneach – a group that was originally founded by Mairtín Ó Cadhain over 50 years ago …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 10 January]

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Enda Kenny is a ‘tough nut to crack’, says student in UL

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“‘He’s a tough nut to crack, that Enda Kenny fella.’ Killarney engineering graduate, Donal Foley gave this frank assessment after a face-to-face with the Taoiseach on third-level funding, when Mr Kenny visited the University of Limerick yesterday …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 22 November]

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Student protest greets Enda Kenny visit to University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“One hundred students protested against annual third level fees as An Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived via garda escort at University of Limerick. Students representing a number of campus societies, including youth wing political parties, grouped together, chanting and raising their placards, while eagerly awaiting An Taoiseach’s arrival …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 21 November]

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In Divesting from Fossil Fuels, Trinity was Unexpectedly Receptive to Pressure

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“As Green Week comes to an end, the news that Trinity will divest the €6.1 million it has indirectly invested in fossil fuel companies is a welcome finale. After months of sustained campaigning from Fossil Free TCD, the university is set to officially announce that they will divest, crediting the lobbying of student activists with this decision …” (more)

[University Times, 20 October]

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With College to Announce its Decision on Divestment, Recognising Trinity’s Part in a Global Movement

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Having most notably been used as a technique to help end apartheid in South Africa, divestment is not a new concept. It is one, however, that has really only recently been brought to the attention of many Trinity students. Last year, Fossil Free TCD rapidly stormed into the headlines …” (more)

[Hannah Moody, University Times, 15 November]

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Student Removed from NUIG for Wearing Repeal Jumper during pro-choice demonstrations of Enda Kenny Visit

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

Ireland“A group of students in NUI Galway were removed by an Garda Síochána after a demonstration calling for the repeal of the Eighth amendment earlier this week. The incident occurred on Thursday night at 7pm, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived to speak at the college. One student who claims she was not involved in the protest was also removed from the building as she was wearing a Repeal jumper …” (more)

[College Tribune, 15 November]

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Hundreds of students call on NUI Galway to stop investing in fossil fuels

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

Ireland“A petition of over 1000 signatures will be presented to the President of NUI Galway next week asking him to sell off the university’s shares in fossil fuels. The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security society has published a report on fossil fuel investments at NUI Galway …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 14 November]

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A Revival of student activism: Fueling divestment with Fossil Free TCD

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“€6.1m is a lot of money – it’s a national lottery prize, a small island in the Philippines, or 62,500 years’ worth of Spotify premium. It is also the approximate amount of money that College currently have invested in Fossil Fuels …” (more)

[Catherine Hearn, Trinity News, 13 November]

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A Campus in Crisis: UCD’s ‘Gentle Revolution’

Posted in Research on November 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In the 1960s, Ireland was a country caught in the crossfire between remaining in its traditional ways or pursuing a new modern, radical image. It was a time when a national desire for change and progression had never been greater …” (more)

[Amy Gargan, University Observer, 11 November]

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Protest at Dail Eireann over UL whistleblowers case

Posted in Governance and administration on November 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Former staff of the University of Limerick attended a protest outside the Dail this Wednesday to highlight the case of two women, suspended with pay, from the finance department for over 17 months. They were supported outside the Dail by deputies Willie O’Dea and Niall Collins, who previously raised their case in the Dail …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 2 November]

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Highlighting Trinity’s €88,000 Investment, Fossil Free TCD Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The protest aims to draw attention to Trinity’s investments in three companies involved in the controversial US project, and its expected impact on nature and Native American lands …” (more)

[John Conway, University Times, 2 November]

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10,000 students protest at loan scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“More than 10,000 students marched through Dublin to urge the Government not to impose a student loans scheme. More than twice as many students than expected took part in a huge demonstration in the capital yesterday …” (more)

[Alan O’Keeffe, Independent, 20 October]

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