Cork’s largest student apartment development is granted planning permission

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans for Cork’s largest student apartment development has been granted planning permission. London company Future Generation has plans to build a flagship, 600-bed accommodation scheme on the former Coca-Cola bottling site on the Carrigrohane Straight Road …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 6 May]

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Student apartments near the Lough ‘sanctioned by people who are unaffected by it’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The approval of a major student apartment development near the Lough in Cork city has been described as a ‘hammer blow’ to the area. An Bord Pleanála has approved the construction of 57 apartments in four and five storey buildings on a site overlooking the Lough. The development, located on Bandon Road, will have space for 419 students …” (more)

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

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Planning granted for 419-bed student apartments overlooking The Lough

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission has been granted for a 57-room student apartment development overlooking The Lough despite opposition from locals in the area. The development will be located at the O’Riordan’s Joinery site on the Bandon Road and on a portion of the lands associated with the Church of the Immaculate Conception …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 2 May]

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100 research roles for Tyndall in ‘disruptive tech’

Posted in Research on May 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Up to 100 new research posts will be created at Tyndall National Institute in Cork as part of a €20m investment into so-called ‘disruptive technologies’. Tyndall said recent successes in securing multi-million euro funding from EU programmes and international industry had allowed it to create the research positions …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 1 May]

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Troubling questions over the treatment of dead

Posted in Governance and administration on April 28th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The spectre of the dead infants once confined in so-called Mother and Baby Homes is raising haunting questions for Irish universities. An entire chapter of the recently published fifth interim report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is devoted to the burial of ‘anatomical subjects’, infant dead bodies transferred to universities for dissection and anatomical study …” (more)

[Órla O’Donovan, EchoLive, 26 April]

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Lecturer incensed at Saoradh recruitment posters on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A UCC lecturer has said he was completely incensed to see recruitment posters for republican group Saoradh on the university campus. Investigative journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed by the New IRA during riots in Derry last Thursday …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, EchoLive, 25 April]

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UCC acquire €17.25m Cork city property for new business school

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) has today signed contracts for the acquisition of Dairygold’s property in South Terrace for €17.25 million. Cork University Business School (CUBS) is to develop a new building on the site which will accommodate 4,000 students and 200 staff …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 25 April]

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UCC buying Cork church and Sunday’s Well development site

Posted in Governance and administration on April 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The sale of a church building and an adjacent development site in Cork’s Sunday’s Well is understood to be progressing between UCC and the Vincentian order. The former St Vincent’s church, built in the 1850s, went up for sale in May of last year, along with a 1.15-acre development site above the North Mall, with a combined €1.5m price guide, or €750,000 per individual lot, via estate agents Lisney …” (more)

[Tommy Barker, Irish Examiner, 17 April]

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Former UCC president appointed as head of European University Association

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The former President of UCC Michael Murphy has been appointed as the first ever Irish President of the European University Association (EUA). He was announced as head of the body following an election by representatives of all member universities and national rectors’ conferences during the EUA’s General Assembly at the Sorbonne University in Paris …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 11 April]

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300 student bed spaces planned for derelict North Main Street site

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Up to 300 student bed spaces could be delivered under proposals for an apartment building on a derelict site on North Main Street. The property at 96 North Main Street was bought by City Hall in May of last year. It has been derelict for almost two decades and is considered one of the worst eyesores in the city centre …” (more)

[Robert McNamara, EchoLive, 10 April]

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Planners want more information on cola factory student apartment plans

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A planning decision on Cork’s largest student apartment development has been delayed after City Hall planners sought further information on the project. London company Future Generation has plans to build a flagship 600-bed accommodation scheme on the former Coca-Cola bottling site …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 8 April]

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UCC wins appeal over disclosure of loan details to RTÉ

Posted in Legal issues, Research on April 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A High Court judge has overturned the information commissioner’s decision requiring University College Cork to disclose to RTÉ certain information about a €100 million loan agreement between the college and the European Investment Bank (EIB) …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 3 April]

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UCC win appeal over requirement to disclose details of loan agreement to RTÉ

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A High Court judge has overturned the Information Commissioner’s decision requiring University College Cork to disclose to RTÉ certain information about a €100m loan agreement between the college and the European Investment Bank. The Commissioner must now reconsider RTÉ’s request, made under the Freedom of Information Act, in line with Mr Justice Garrett Simons’ findings …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 3 April]

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Do Irish Confucius Institutes Threaten Academic Freedom?

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“In the bright hallways of the UCD Confucius Institute, a bronze sculpture of the eponymous philosopher surveys his kingdom. The newly opened building, which has been lauded for its design, is sleek and airy with whispers of Chinese influence …” (more)

[Ciannait Khan, University Times, 3 April]

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College consent classes too little, too late

Posted in Teaching on March 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A proposal to compel third level institutions to provide sexual consent classes or risk losing funding was floated last week after it was recommended in a Government-commissioned report. The report, which was sought by the Minister for State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor raised concerns about the levels of sexual assaults happening on Irish college campuses …” (more)

[Deborah Coleman, The Corkman, 30 March]

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Third-level education institutes call for a better cycling infrastructure in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Seven third-level education and research institutes in Cork, attended by some 48,000 staff and students, have united to call for better cycling infrastructure. The heads of each of the institutions, attended by some 48,000 students and staff, have co-signed letters to Transport Minister Shane Ross and Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, urging them to prioritise funding to deliver the Cork Cycle Network Plan and extend the range of the city’s successful bike share scheme …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 21 March]

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Students and staff at third level campuses to walk out of lectures this afternoon

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students and staff at third level campuses will walk out of lectures this afternoon to shine a light on the growing crisis in higher education funding. Major demonstrations will take place on the main campuses of UCC and CIT as part of the ‘Fund the Future’ campaign, with students set to walk out of classes at 1pm. Students from several other third level institutions will also strike at lunchtime …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 21 March]

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Minister for Education and Skills Announces Development of Shanghai University Irish Studies Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today Wednesday, 20 March, announced the development of an Irish Studies Centre at Shanghai University, deepening further the links between UCC and China. UCC was one of several Irish third level institutions present when the Minister witnessed the signing of Memorandums of Understanding with Chinese education partners during Minister McHugh’s St Patrick’s Day programme …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 20 March]

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Consent on campus: ‘We’re building zero tolerance to sexual harassment’

Posted in Teaching on March 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“One of the most ambitious attempts to create a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to sexual harassment in Irish third level is unfolding on the campus of University College Cork (UCC). A few years ago, it began piloting a compulsory series of workshops on ‘bystander intervention’ during the first year of its law, nursing and applied psychology classes …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 19 March]

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Students better behaved

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near UCC have breathed a sigh of relief as students living around the college are behaving better. Locals living along College Road and the surrounding streets told a community forum this week that this year’s Raise And Give (RAG) Week was the best it’s been for them in years, as there was hardly any parties and very little anti-social behaviour to report …” (more)

[Niamh Aine Ryan, Cork Independent, 13 March]

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