Cork’s Tyndall Institute secures €7m in Horizon 2020 funding

Posted in Research on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“As one of Europe’s leading research centres and Ireland’s national institute for high-tech hardware, Tyndall has been awarded over €7 million for research projects in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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New CEO for Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Research centre the Tyndall National Institute, which works with industry and academia in the area of information and communications technology, has appointed Professor William Scanlon to the role of CEO. Prof Scanlon joins Tyndall from Queen’s University Belfast, where he was most recently head of school of electronics, electrical engineering and computer science, and chair of wireless communications for over a decade …” (more)

[Independent, 6 September]

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€26m funding announced for research, development and innovation

Posted in Research on December 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Government has announced €26 million in additional funding for research, development and innovation this year. €12 million will be used to meet commitments under Cycle 5 of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions. A further €10.6 million will go to Science Foundation Ireland to support its Research Infrastructure programme activity …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 7 December]

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UCC’s Tyndall Institute seeks new €180,000 top executive

Posted in Governance and administration on December 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is to re-advertise the top job at a leading research institute after an international recruitment exercise failed to fill the €180,000-a-year role. Tyndall National Institute has an annual turnover of €32m and almost 500 research and other staff working in electronics and photonics …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 2 December]

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Government plans for €250,000 a year trophy-staff will further undermine Third-Level Education, says IFUT

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

Ireland“Government plans to pay exorbitant salaries to attract a small number of ‘top researchers’ to Ireland is like lighting matches to drive away the cold and will further exacerbate the crisis in Third-Level Education, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has said. Joan Donegan, General Secretary of IFUT, said that …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 10 November]

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Maltreatment of researchers ‘no longer tolerable’, says IFUT President

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The continued maltreatment of researchers in the university sector can no longer be tolerated and must be urgently addressed by the Department of Education and universities alike, Michael Delargey, UCC-based President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, said at the 2017 Conference of IFUT in Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 6 May]

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Budget 2017: More allocated for scientific and humanities research

Posted in Research on October 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Departments of Jobs and of Education have both receive additional money to spend on scientific and humanities research. The Jobs allocation will see Science Foundation Ireland receive a 3.5% increase to €162.5 million, and Enterprise Ireland will have €122 million to invest in research supports, up 3.7% …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 11 October]

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UCD, Trinity and Tyndall Institute dominate SFI funding

Posted in Research on August 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Researchers at three institutes got €36m of €55m pledged by Science Foundation Ireland. Researchers at Trinity, UCD and Cork’s Tyndall National Institute won nearly €36 million of the more than €55 million pledged in research grants by Science Foundation Ireland …” (more)

[Sunday Business Post, 3 August]

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Tyndall National Institute reports revenues of €31.6m

Posted in Research on July 25th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Tyndall National Institute in Cork has reported revenues of €31.6 million for 2015, down slightly from €31.8 million the previous year. In its annual report the research institute says it received €3.4 million in Government grants, up from €2.9 million the previous year, while its research generated €26 million in income. The contribution from University College Cork was €2.15 million …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 July]

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Labour Court Recommendations: Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 30th, 2016 by steve

IrelandMichael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the steps she is taking to ensure that the Labour Court Recommendation LCR20577 in respect of a Labour Court hearing on 29 May 2013, relating to the pay of four workers at University College Cork Tyndall Institute, is fully implemented; if she will provide an update on the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter … ” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 January]

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UCC staff eye strike support

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

Ireland“Staff at University College Cork’s main campus could go on strike in September in support of colleagues at a research centre in a long-running pay equality dispute. The ballot in solidarity with staff of the Tyndall National Institute will be sent to around 800 Siptu members at UCC, it was decided by stewards yesterday …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 21 May]

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Tyndall action may yet spread

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Industrial action over pay parity at a UCC research centre could be extended to the main campus as the row rumbles on with no sign of resolution. As staff of Tyndall National Institute picketed their city centre workplace for a fourth day in a fortnight, Siptu plans to convene representatives at the nearby university campus next week to consider the nature of supportive action for their colleagues …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 May]

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SIPTU strikers call on UCC President to intervene in Tyndall National Institute dispute

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

Ireland“SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC), who are engaged in strike action today (Wednesday, 13th May), have called on the UCC President, Michael Murphy, to intervene in their dispute over pay inequality …” (more)

[SIPTU, 13 May]

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Court ruling on UCC pickets

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has secured a High Court injunction preventing planned pickets at some entrances to the college’s main campus tomorrow by employees of Tyndall National Institute in a dispute over pay …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 12 May]

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High Court to decide on viability of picket at UCC

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The High Court will rule today on whether staff at the Tyndall Research Institute at UCC can hold a picket on the college’s main campus this week …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 11 May]

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Tyndall strike ‘will not affect exams’

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

Ireland“Striking SIPTU members at UCC’s Tyndall National Institute have maintained that the university’s summer examinations will not be affected by their plans to picket the campus on Wednesday, May 13th …” (more)

[Cork News, 8 May]

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Ruling on bid to picket UCC due

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

Ireland“The High Court will rule on Monday on University College Cork’s application for an injunction preventing picketing at some entrances to the main campus next week by employees of a research institute …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 May]

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Tyndall workers on picket line seeking parity

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

Ireland“With many staff on UCC’s main campus doing work directly comparable to his, Donal O’Sullivan expected a recent evaluation of his job at Tyndall National Institute to see him earn a pay rise of 10% to 15% …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 7 May]

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UCC moves to prevent picket at college entrance in pay dispute

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork wants an injunction to stop an alleged extension of picketing to its entrance gates next week by employees of a research institute in a dispute over pay, the High Court has heard. The university is seeking the order against Siptu and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) …” (more)

[Irish Times, 6 May]

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UCC students seek assurances amid Tyndall staff strike threat

Posted in Governance and administration on May 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Students at University College Cork want assurances that library and other services will not be hit by a strike during exams next week. The call came as management applied to the High Court for an injunction to prevent staff of the Tyndall National Institute, a leading UCC research centre …” (more)

[Niall Murray and Aodhan O’Faolain, Irish Examiner, 6 May]

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