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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Students on the march

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

Ireland“Sir, – Students marched yesterday in support of publicly funded higher-level education. Consider the altruism of their motives. They marched not for personal benefit but for the availability of free education to successive generations …” (more)

[AC Hanna, Irish Times, 20 October]

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Thousands rally in Dublin protest against student fees

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Students from across Ireland attended a protest in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon and heard calls from student leaders on the Government to increase investment in publically funded education …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí and Ciarán D’Arcy, Irish Times, 10 October]

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Notion of student loans rejected loud and clear – Senator Fintan Warfield

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson for the arts, youth affairs and LGBTQI rights, Senator Fintan Warfield today attended the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) march. Speaking afterwards Senator said that the message from students is loud and clear, they don’t want student loans …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 19 October]

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‘We cannot take this anymore’ – Thousands of students take to the streets of Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Thousands of students took to the streets of Dublin today calling for more Government funding for third-level education and protesting against an introduction of college fees. Chants calling for free education and no college fees were heard as the students marched down O’Connell Street and the North Quays towards the square close to Government Buildings …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 19 October]

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In Support of Public Funding, Between 8,000 and 10,000 Take to the Streets

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Between 8,000 and 10,000 students, trade union representatives and interest group members gathered today at the Garden of Remembrance as part of the annual March for Education in protest against the continued undercutting of funds to higher education and to urge the Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee to consider a public funding model …” (more)

[Charlotte Ryan and Sinéad Baker, University Times, 19 October]

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Highlighting College’s Desire for a New Funding Model, Vice-Provost Reminds Students They’re Marching for ‘Future Generations’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In a move that highlights Trinity’s support for finding a solution to the ongoing higher education funding crisis, the Vice-Provost, Prof Chris Morash, addressed the Trinity delegation for today’s March for Education in Front Square, stating that students today are ‘marching for tomorrow and for future generations’ …” (more)

[Chris McMahon and Róisín Power, University Times, 19 October]

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USI to hold protests over student fees

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students Ireland (USI) will hold a national day of protest today to put pressure on the Government to find a long-term, publicly financed solution to third-level education funding …” (more)

[Dylan O’ Connell, Irish Examiner, 19 October]

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Sinn Féin protests at British army recruitment at university

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2016 by steve

UK“Sinn Féin staged a protest against a British army recruitment event at Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday. Tam Donlon, of the party’s Northern executive, said that universities ‘should not be used to recruit young people for imperialist conflicts’ …” (more)

[Gerry Moriarty, Irish Times, 18 October]

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The Lowdown on Student Loans

Posted in Governance and administration on October 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“On Wednesday the 19th October some 5000 students are expected to descend upon the streets of Dublin. No, they’re not there for a Coldplay concert, they’re there to protest the Government’s desire to introduce a student loan scheme following the publication of the Cassells Report, a report on the future of third level education. Here’s what you need to know …” (more)

[Mary Collins, UCC Express, 17 October]

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UCDSU supports upcoming USI march

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have announced their plans for a large scale demonstration on Wednesday October 19th that they expect will attract in the region of 5,000 students. Despite remaining unaffiliated with the USI, UCD Students’ Union gave their support for the march …” (more)

[Ian Moore, University Observer, 13 October]

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Students Against Fees holds its first public meeting of the academic year

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Students Against Fees (SAF), a group founded to oppose student loans and fee increases, held its first public meeting of the academic year last night. Members discussed issues such as mobilising the student body and preparing for the planned march by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) on October 19 …” (more)

[Conn de Barra, Trinity News, 7 October]

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Victory Declared As QUB Course Cuts Reversed

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2016 by steve

UK“Unlike previous years, 2016 has been a tough one for Queen’s University Belfast, as plans to cut course programmes in Sociology and Anthropology have been resisted by an alliance of staff and students. Undeterred by the decision to close the BA Sociology programme last month, the ‘Take Back Queen’s’ campaign held rallies and garnered opposition to the plans …” (more)

[The Last Round, 5 October]

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USI to hold a national demonstration to call on government to increase third level funding

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Student in Ireland (USI) has announced they intend to hold a national demonstration on Wednesday, October 19th. The demonstration will call on the government to invest in publicly-funded third level education. The USI expects 5,000 students from across Ireland to attend …” (more)

[Eithne Dodd, University Observer, 28 September]

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