Cork residents’ environmental complaint against landlord adjourned

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The environmental complaint by residents against a landlord for the noise allegedly caused by students at his properties near University College Cork was brought before Cork District Court today …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, BreakingNews.ie, 3 July]

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Landlord due in court over noise complaints linked to properties near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A landlord with property in Cork’s university precinct has been summoned to appear in court on Friday on foot of noise complaints. Long-term residents in estates near University College Cork (UCC) have made specific complaints under the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 in relation to noise disturbance from two properties, both of which are owned by the landlord …” (more)

[Eoin English, Breaking News.ie, 2 July]

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Permission granted for Victoria Cross student apartment complex in Cork city

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanála has overruled its own inspector and granted planning permission for a development of a student apartment complex in Victoria Cross in Cork city. The development will see more than 130 student beds built on the former Kelleher’s Tyres site, minutes from UCC’s main campus …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 2 July]

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Major apartment scheme in Cork city to accommodate 280 students

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The developers of a major student apartment scheme in Cork city centre are aiming to have the new complex operating by September 2022. Revised plans for the redevelopment of the former Square Deal building on Washington Street have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála. Developers are now proposing a 50 apartment plan, accommodating some 280 students …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 26 June]

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UCC student rent rises still on the table

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Planned rent increases remain on the cards at University College Cork (UCC), with students continuing to ask the university to consider reversing its stance on the matter. In February, students pitched tents on the UCC quad and vowed to stay put until the university backed down on the planned 3% hike in campus accommodation rates …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 25 June]

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UCC and dozens of shareholders to split €80m from sale

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The €80m sale of Cork based PrecisionBiotics is set to benefit shareholders including University College Cork (UCC), Enterprise Ireland and dozens of private investors alongside top executives at the probiotic gut health company …” (more)

[Donal O’Donovan, Independent, 25 June]

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Cork Residents Living A Nightmare As Students Host Large ‘COVID Parties’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“People living near University College Cork say they have been living a nightmare during the COVID-19 pandemic due to ongoing student house parties. Residents on Magazine Road and College Road in Cork City say up to 60 people are attending the house parties – with some of them lasting for days …” (more)

[Newstalk, 24 June]

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Arresting students will stop parties, says CIT president

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Arrests and charges could help put a stop to some of the lockdown house party activity that has been blighting communities near Cork’s third-level institutions, the president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) said …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 24 June]

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UCC To Reduce The Contract Length For Their Student Accommodation By Three Weeks

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The change is due to Covid-19. The provisional date for the start of lectures is the 28th of September, however some courses will start earlier …” (more)

[Red FM, 22 June]

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UCC Student’s Union Waiting For Response On Plans For A Rent Hike At College Owned Accommodation Centres

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCC are planning a 3% rent increase. UCC owns and operates five centres and 1,300 student beds and announced the plan in February …” (more)

[Red FM, 22 June]

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Lockdown parties: Residents near UCC pledge complaint to PRTB

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near University College Cork have pledged to bring their grievances over students in rented houses holding parties in breach of Covid-19 regulations to the Private Residential Tenancies Board …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 21 June]

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‘Fire-fighting’ coronavirus contact tracing hub in UCC stood down for now

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“One of the country’s largest HSE contact tracing hubs has been stood down with reassurance that it will be ready to go at moment’s notice if there is a second wave. Professor Ivan Perry, the dean of public health at University College Cork (UCC), who helped the HSE establish the facility on the grounds of UCC, said the vital ‘fire-fighting’ role played by staff at such centres during the pandemic should underline the need for more investment in public health infrastructure …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 19 June]

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Magazine Road residents protest at landlord’s house over student parties

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Residents pleading for a crackdown on house parties in rented property around Cork’s university precinct have taken their campaign directly to the door of a landlord. Members of the Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas residents association staged a silent and peaceful protest yesterday …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 20 June]

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Mardyke Arena UCC provides update on what their reopening will look like

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Mardyke Arena UCC has released an eight-page public document informing existing and prospective members what changes will be in place when the health and leisure centre reopens. Patsy Ryan, General Manager of the Mardyke Arena UCC said that when the Arena does reopen it will be ‘a very different facility and service to the one we knew before’ …” (more)

[Amy Nolan, EchoLive, 19 June]

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‘We need a landlord NCT system’: Authorities step in to curb lockdown parties in Cork’s student areas

Posted in Governance and administration on June 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Forty landlords with 200 properties have been contacted by Gardaí, City Hall and the HSE following a spate of ‘lockdown parties’ that have angered local residents in college areas of Cork. A letter to landlords was signed by a public health specialist, a Chief Superintendent, and the Chief Executive of Cork City Council …” (more)

[EchoLive, 15 June]

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Cork landlords urged to get strict on parties

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí, Cork City Council, and the HSE have called on landlords in Cork’s university precinct to help reinforce public health guidelines and crack down on house parties. In a joint letter to 40 landlords who own some 200 properties in the area, the three statutory bodies also ask landlords to tell their tenants that such party activity can directly endanger the health of vulnerable people in the community or in their own circle of friends …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 13 June]

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Pensioners feel forced out of Cork neighbourhood by ‘Covid parties’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Pensioners living near University College Cork have complained their lives are being put at risk by hundreds of students who have descended on the area for ‘Covid parties’ …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 12 June]

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Residents near UCC urge Gardaí to crack down on ‘student parties’ amid tension

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Frustrated residents living near University College Cork (UCC) continue to speak out against what they claim are parties being held in violation of Covid-19 restrictions, following a confrontation with students renting in the area …” (more)

[Jamie Mc Carron, The College View, 10 June]

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We are failing young people if we can’t teach them common decency

Posted in Governance and administration on June 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“As a member of faculty at University College Cork, I take great pride in my institution’s rich contribution to the social, cultural and architectural fabric of Cork city. This is due, in part, to the location of the UCC campus, right on the edge of our city’s centre …” (more)

[James O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 5 June]

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Cork residents urge gardaí to use 1947 Act to stop house parties

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near University College Cork have called on the HSE and gardaí to use powers available under health legislation to stop students and others having house parties. Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Residents Association spokeswoman Catherine Clancy said the gardaí and the HSE should use the 1947 Health Act to stop parties in the area in the interest of public health …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 8 June]

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