NUIG challenges finding that it paid for Tuam infant remains

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has challenged a finding in an interim report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation that its medical school had received and paid for 35 infant remains from the Tuam mother and baby home. In its fifth interim report, published in April of last year, the commission found that between 1949 and 1964, Galway Medical School ‘received and paid for 35 infant anatomical subjects’ …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 30 July]

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Statement on Procurement Process from the Department of Education and Skills and Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“On 14 June the Department of Education and Skills published a Request for Information (RFI) to identify PPE, Consumables and Equipment Suppliers to support the education sector. This procurement has been managed as a negotiated procedure …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 30 July]

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Students’ society slams NUI Galway for rise in college creche fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A students’ society at NUI Galway has criticised the university for raising the weekly fees at the college créche. NUIG Life Society claims fees have increased from €174 to €220 per week …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 30 July]

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Masters of Education Students Receive €1 million from Department

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Education has promised ring-fenced funding of €1 million for students undertaking a Professional Master of Education (PME). Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced today that an additional €1 million will be given to the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) for PME students who are experiencing financial difficulties …” (more)

[Emma Hanrahan, College Tribune, 30 July]

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Big Spenders: Construction Firm Receives Over €80 million from UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“It has emerged that UCD has paid over €80 million to JJ Rhatigan & Co contractors so far to finance the ongoing construction of student residences on campus. The €82,032,228.39 sum has been disclosed following a Freedom of Information request by Ken Foxe, Director of Right To Know, for the University’s accounts of invoices over €20,000 between November 2016 and March of this year …” (more)

[Rowan Kelleher, College Tribune, 30 July]

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Plans for 254 bed student accommodation on the Headford Road

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Planning permission is being sought to build a new 254 bed student accommodation development on the Headford Road. Cleverson Limited have submitted plans to the city council for the construction of a seven storeys building, which will contain 74 student accommodation apartments ranging between one and seven bed units …” (more)

[Briain Kelly, Galway Daily, 30 July]

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