Senator critical of NUI Galway over €57m ‘warchest’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A Galway senator has NUI Galway over revelations that the foundation associated with the college has assets worth more than €57 million.Money raised through fundraising activities for NUIG, doesn’t form part of the university’s annual accounts …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 16 May]

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Leinster House hears gender equality issues at NUIG ‘far from sorted

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A Galway Senator has told Leinster House that issues surrounding gender equality at NUI Galway are far from sorted and may in fact be deteriorating …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 9 March]

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Athena Swan snub a blow for NUIG Equality charade

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The fact that NUIG has been snubbed in its application for recognition in an international equality awards programme once more calls into question the handling of serious staffing issues in the college, according to Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 31 July]

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Academics and Unions highlight urgent need for independent NUIG equality review – Ó Clochartaigh

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Representatives of workers from SIPTU at NUIG outlined the need for a fully independent inquiry into equality issues in the college when they addressed Oireachtas members in Leinster House yesterday …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 17 June]

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NUIG President agrees to meet Sinn Fein delegation over gender inequality issues

Posted in Governance and administration on April 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The President of NUI Galway is to meet with a delegation of Sinn Fein public representatives tomorrow to discuss ongoing concerns over gender inequality …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 23 April]

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NUIG Presdent to meet Sinn Féin delegation on equality concerns – Ó Clochartaigh

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

Ireland“Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has welcomed an invitation to discuss Equality Issues at NUIG with President James Browne …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 21 April]

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NUIG chair turns down equality meeting request

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

Ireland“The chair of the Governing Body of NUI Galway has declined to meet elected Oireachtas members over their concerns about the ongoing gender equality issues at the university. Justice Catherine McGuinness, a former senator and retired Supreme Court judge, says her role as chair of the Governing Body is ‘very limited’ …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 13 April]

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Minister for Education washing her hands on NUIG Equality issues – Ó Clochartaigh

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

Ireland“Sinn Féin Senator, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, has expressed disappointment that the Task Force on Equality set up by NUIG has snubbed unions, students’ and workers’ representatives by not consulting, or including them …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 26 March]

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O’Sullivan satisfied with NUI Galway’s progress on gender discrimination

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

Ireland“Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she is satisfied NUI Galway is being proactive in dealing with gender discrimination. She told the Seanad the institution ‘was at the forefront of the universities sector in this respect’ …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 10 March]

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University Governance: NUIG Galway and Gender Equality

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

IrelandTrevor Ó Clochartaigh (Sinn Fein): Mar a bhí mé ag rá leis an Aire taobh amuigh, tá sé i gceist agam labhairt as Gaeilge amháin sna Tithe an tseachtain seo mar gheall ar Seachtain na Gaeilge agus mar chuid de thriall cearta teanga atá ar bun agam féin agus ag cuid de mo chomhghleacaithe. Tá mé thar a bheith buíoch don Aire faoi teacht isteach. Tá mé ag ardú ceist a bhaineann le Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 10 March]

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Some queries are just out of the question. Period.

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The curse of NUI Galway strikes again. First, the university found itself in trouble by overlooking senior female lecturers for promotion, one of whom won €80,000 in compensation after taking a case to the Equality Tribunal …” (more)

[Eilis O’Hanlon, Independent, 1 March]

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NUIG criticised for asking job seekers about menstrual cycle

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

Ireland“NUI Galway (NUIG) has said that it will review its pre-employment health screening, following an accusation that a question relating to an applicant’s menstrual cycle is ‘invasive’ …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 28 February]

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NUI Galway says questionnaire about menstrual cycles did not decide who got jobs

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

Ireland“A Senator has said he ‘cannot understand’ why NUI Galway asked women about their menstrual cycles before they started. The university says that health forms given to prospective employees were a health and safety move …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 27 February]

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University’s questions on menstrual cycles and breast problems ‘totally out of order’ and ‘misogynistic’ – Senator

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

Ireland“A senator has criticised questions contained in a university’s occupational health questionnaire for prospective employees as ‘invasive’, ‘misogynistic’ and ‘totally out of order …” (more)

[Independent, 27 February]

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NUIG Equality task force flawed from the outset – Ó Clochartaigh

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has expressed serious concerns about the composition of the Task Force being set up to investigate Equality Issues at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 24 February]

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NUIG must uphold employee equality rights – Carthy and Ó Clochartaigh

Posted in Governance and administration on January 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and his party colleague Matt Carthy MEP are to seek an urgent meeting with the President of NUIG to voice their concerns over equality issues in the university …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 19 January]

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No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The party has dismissed reports McDonald cancelled her appearance at an event last night in the wake of a protest …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 26 November]

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After Protest Outside Hamilton Building, Mary Lou McDonald Cancels Visit to Trinity

Posted in Life on November 25th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has cancelled her visit to Trinity this evening. A group, in support of abuse victim Mairia Cahill, had gathered outside the Hamilton Building to protest her visit …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 25 November]

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Third Level Scholarship Schemes

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 25th, 2012 by steve

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit anseo. Tá mé ag ardú ceiste a bhaineann leis an Roinn Oideachas. Tuigimid go bhfuil ciorruithe ar siúl agus go bhfuil sé tábhachtach beart a dhéanamh de réir briathar ó thaobh airgeadais de agus déileáil go cothrom ó thaobh buiséad agus mar sin de ach ag an am a bhfuil na ciorruithe seo ag tarlú, tá sé níos tábhachtaí ná riamh go mbeadh sparántachtaí agus tacaíocht ar fáil do dhaoine éagsúla le dul i mbun cúrsaí ollscoile …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 24 April]

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