9th level Ireland – Top 10 stories for 2011

Doom, gloom, blasphemy (alleged), and more gloom. But we’re still here. Here’s to a sunny 2012.

  1. Employment Control Framework for the Higher Education Sector – 2011-2014 (10 March)
  2. Cork Blasphemy Case: Gardai Confirm File to be sent to Director of Public Prosecutions (25 June)
  3. The new Qualifications Bill, and university autonomy (25 September)
  4. The problem with girls and maths (13 June)
  5. Programme for Government 2011-2016 – implications for 3rd level education (6 March)
  6. UCC society disbanded after ‘disgracing’ university (22 November)
  7. ALL Post-graduate grants to be cut (12 November)
  8. University pay: Salaries over €100,000pa (26 June)
  9. Gardai Investigate Cork University Over Blasphemous Image of Our Lady as Bishop Speaks Out in defence of Mary (23 June)
  10. The Times: 2012 University League Table (23 June)



  • An interesting selection — thanks for putting everything together this year

  • Yes, many thanks for 9th level Ireland.

  • Many thanks also from me for a really valuable service to the academic community (and others of course).

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