Munster tech university deferred amid financial concerns and ‘lack of clear vision and strategy’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A decision on the long-awaited Munster Technological University, has been set back to early 2020 amid financial concerns and a ‘lack of clear vision and strategy’. A bid by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) seeking to become Munster’s first technological university ‘leaves questions unanswered regarding the specifics of how the two applicant institutions are to become one’, an independent review has found …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 23 July]

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Space Issues ‘Critical’ in Nursing School, Says Report

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on July 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is rapidly outgrowing the space available in its D’Olier St building, a new report has found, leaving open the possibility that the school may move to the College’s Technology and Enterprise Campus (TTEC) …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 22 July]

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Lord Empey backs Derry university expansion as ‘sectarian’ row overshadows higher eduction debate

Posted in Governance and administration on July 23rd, 2019 by steve

“A former Stormont minister who had responsibility for higher education has said he supports the expansion of university provision in Derry. Lord Reg Empey said the sense that Derry had ‘lost out’ when Coleraine was selected as the location for the University of Ulster needed to be remedied through an ‘incremental increase’ in the number of higher education courses in the city …” (more)

[Irish News, 17 July]

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Siblings’ right of way dispute with RCSI admitted to Commercial Court list

Posted in Legal issues on July 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A right of way dispute involving the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and siblings who own apartments adjoining the college’s property at Stephen’s Green in Dublin has come before the Commercial Court. The action arises out of the RCSI’s plans to demolish an existing building and build a new €88 million education and research facility at its property at the Ardilaun Centre, close to apartments at Ardilaun Court owned by Sharon O’Malley and her brother Conor O’Malley …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Irish Times, 22 July]