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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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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