Medical Training Places

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 2nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of medical training undergraduate places, by discipline available annually; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 30 September]

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Horizon Europe: Northern Ireland

Posted in Research on October 2nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandNeale Richmond (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has engaged with his European colleagues to ensure that Northern Ireland becomes associated with the Horizon Europe research programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 30 September]

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TCDSU Warns College of ‘Extreme Backlash’ Over Sluggish Re-Opening

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

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has warned of ‘extreme backlash’ from students if timetables are not changed after reading week, when social distancing in College is scrapped …” (more)

[Jody Druce, University Times, 1 October]

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Fed-up locals call gardai as video shows massive street party near UCC

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

Ireland“Gardai were called to Connaucht Avenue last night after locals were given abuse from an ‘aggressive’ group who were part of a street party that broke out. A video shows loads of people singing and dancing on the residential road …” (more)

[Gavin O’Callaghan, CorkBeo, 1 October]

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Right track: New tech university TUS ‘worth €420m a year to local region’

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

Ireland“Ireland’s newest technological university (TU) will be worth an estimated €420m a year to the economies of the regions it serves. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS) which came into being yesterday, arises from a merger of Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 2 October]

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Report on the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Higher Education Authority Bill 2021

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 2nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandExecutive Summary: The General Scheme of the Higher Education Authority Bill 2021 seeks to revoke the existing Higher Education Authority Bill 1971, now over 50 years old. The General Scheme also seeks to introduce a range of reforms which respond to the transformed landscape in which higher education currently operates …” (more)

[Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, 28 September]

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