IFUT wins long-running Maynooth staff pension dispute

Posted in Legal issues on January 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A long running pension dispute involving three staff in Maynooth University pension scheme has been resolved following ongoing pressure by the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT). The rights of the staff to reimbursement for denial of pension rights, following their redeployment to Maynooth subsequent to closure of Carysfort College of Education in 1988, were accepted by the college, in advance of a High Court hearing on the matter …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 28 January]

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Bats Could Delay Construction of President Deeks’ New Office

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“UCD President Andrew Deeks may have to wait a little longer for a new office because of bats. The Tribune reported in Issue 4 that UCD was spending hundreds of thousands of euro to plan the renovation of Ardmore House as part of an overall HR project. The move will see Deeks’ office transfer out of the Tierney Building …” (more)

[College Tribune, 27 January]

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Revealed: Ireland’s best-performing schools – including those with 100% record of sending students to college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Just five schools have maintained a 100% record of sending students to third level over the past nine years as fee paying schools continue to dominate when it comes to sending students to college. Figures compiled by the Sunday independent show which schools have consistently sent the most students to college …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 27 January]


Subject quotas for third level courses proposed by Bruton

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton announced plans for the creation of subject quotas in certain courses being offered by third level institutions, in an effort to double the number of students choosing to enter primary and secondary teaching courses …” (more)

[Shane Hughes, Trinity News, 27 January]

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