Ministers Bruton and Mitchell O’Connor Announce Capital Funding for St Angela’s College, Sligo

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, together with the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today announced capital funding of €343,000 for St Angela’s College, Sligo. The funding will support the College in undertaking essential infrastructural improvements over the summer months …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 5 July]

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Education sector lost 27,600 days to strikes

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The education sector accounted for 73% of all days lost due to industrial action last year, official figures show. Disputes by workers in the sector amounted to 27,600 lost days in 2015, a large portion of the total of 37,760 days lost across all sectors in Ireland …” (more)

[Jane O’Faherty, Independent, 26 February]

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Third Level Funding: Saint Angela’s College Sligo

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2015 by steve

IrelandTony McLoughlin (Sligo-North Leitrim, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the formally approved allocation of €4.3 million for the proposed link building capital development project at Saint Angela’s College in County Sligo, which was put on-hold in 2010; if this will be included within the new Educational Capital Plan 2016 to 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 November]

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TUI members at St Angela’s to meet over proposed merger with NUIG

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Members of the TUI at St Angela’s College are due to meet this week to discuss a return to negotiations over a merger with NUI Galway …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 21 September]

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St Angela’s College lecturers decide to end industrial action – formal process of ongoing engagement and negotiation planned

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

Ireland“Following a meeting today, lecturers in St Angela’s College, Sligo have decided to suspend all industrial action being taken over concerns related to the college’s incorporation into NUI Galway …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 15 April]

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How did Jan O’Sullivan do at the teachers conferences?

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Ministers are used to being booed and heckled at teacher conferences but not Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. A warm reception from the INTO in her home county of Clare was followed by high praise from the TUI in Wexford …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 11 April]

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NUI Galway urged to attend talks

Posted in Governance and administration on April 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Labour Relations Commission is again asking NUI Galway to come to talks with staff of a college due to come under its control, following Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s intervention in the dispute …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 April]

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TUI backs off from solo run on junior cycle dispute

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on April 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) has deferred a decision on whether to escalate the junior cycle dispute to include a withdrawal of teacher participation in after-school sports and other extra-curricular activities …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 9 April]

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Standing ovation for Minister as she defends Sligo college staff

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has backed demands by staff at St Angela’s College, Sligo, to be consulted directly in talks on their merger with NUI Galway in an intervention that received a standing ovation at the TUI conference …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 9 April]

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Teachers Conference: Applause for minister’s stance in takeover row

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Teachers and lecturers rose in applause at Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s intervention on behalf of colleagues who are in dispute with two colleges over the effects of a planned takeover. The row at St Angela’s College, where the Teachers’ Union of Ireland plan a second one-day strike next Thursday, centres largely on what, they say, has been the refusal of NUI Galway to engage with them …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 April]

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TUI President Gerry Quinn’s response to Minister Jan O’ Sullivan

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

Ireland“Minister we welcome you and your officials to our Congress. This is your first TUI Congress as Minister and it is my first TUI Congress as President, so we have one thing in common. However, while our welcome is sincere it occurs in very difficult circumstances …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 8 April]

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Address by Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, at the TUI Congress, Wexford

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

Ireland“Good afternoon. A Uachtaráin, a Rúnaí Ghinearálta, a Thoscairí agus a chairde, Is mian liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil libh as an gcuireadh chugam le bheith in bhur dteannta ag an gcomhdháil bhliantúil agaibh, anseo i Loch Garman …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 8 April]

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Teachers to demonstrate during April over Junior Cycle syllabus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Secondary school teachers will undertake lunchtime protests at training centres for the new Junior Cycle syllabus later this month. The protests are in response to concerns that English teachers, who will be the first to implement the new syllabus, are not being properly included in its design and implementation …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 7 April]

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Staff at Sligo college to stage second strike over NUIG merger

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month as the stalemate continues over a planned merger with NUI Galway. The Teachers’ Union of Ireland said the refusal of NUIG to negotiate with the union was ‘an affront to all established industrial relations practices’ …” (more)

[Marese McDonagh, Irish Times, 23 March]

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TUI National Executive approves second day of strike action at St Angela’s College Sligo

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Deputy General Secretary of the TUI Annette Dolan has confirmed to Ocean FM that the union’s national executive has approved a second day of strike action at St. Angela’s College in Sligo …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 20 March]

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NUI Galway statement has no effect on St Angela’s strike action

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The General Secretary of the TUI says that staff at St. Angela’s are not happy to engage with Management at NUI Galway over concerns relating to a planned merger, without representation from the Union …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 10 March]

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Education Minister should insist on management dialogue with staff to resolve Angela’s dispute, says IFUT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education should insist that management at NUIG and St Angela’s College of education, Sligo open a dialogue with staff to resolve tomorrow’s strike by members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland in St Angela’s …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 9 March]

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Minister called to intervene in college dispute

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“There has been a call for the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to intervene in the dispute over the merger of St Angela’s College of Education with NUIG …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 10 March]

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NUIG urged to help avert strike action at St Angela’s Sligo

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is being urged to engage in talks in an attempt to avert strike action at St Angela’s College in Sligo over a proposed merger …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 9 March]

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Gender equality demonstration held at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Campaigners for gender equality at NUI Galway, who are seeking promotion of five female lecturers, have staged a demonstration outside a meeting of the university’s academic council …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 25 February]

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