NUI Galway: Hey, Come Visit Our Covid Hall Of Shame

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“There have been sufficient articles written in Ireland about the legacy of so-called ‘catholic guilt’ in Ireland that, if stacked one on top of the other, you’d be unwise to bet against them reaching the moon. How many times, over the years, have you heard people sobbing on the radio about dealing with the ‘legacy of shame’ inflicted upon them by various villainous nuns, priests, and brothers? Mostly, of course, it was all about sex …” (more)

[John McGuirk, Gript, 2 September]

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Mixed performance among Irish universities in latest university rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Some of Ireland’s top universities have climbed up the latest set of world rankings. However, there is mixed news for other colleges who either slipped down or held last year’s positions. Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s leading university, climbing nine places to 146th in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2022 …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 2 September]

[For the full ranking go here.]

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Redevelopment of old DIT Kevin Street gets go-ahead

Posted in Life on September 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Plans to construct a €475 million redevelopment of DIT’s former Kevin Street Campus in Dublin have secured the green light. This follows An Bord Pleanála granting a 10 year planning permission to Shane Whelan’s Westridge Real Estate for the development of 53,110 sq tf of office accommodation in two 11-storey blocks alongside 299 build to rent apartments across three buildings of up to 14 storeys in height …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 September]

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Maynooth University Library Cat Update

Posted in Life on September 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“It occurred to me today that I haven’t posted anything about the famous Library Cat of Maynooth University for a while. He has generally been away on his wanders whenever I’ve passed his usual spot …” (more)

[In the Dark, 1 September]

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