Maynooth University Library Cat Update

Posted in Life on October 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“On my way through the drizzle to my 2pm lecture today I happened to see Maynooth University Library Cat at his usual position so stopped to take a snap …” (more)

[In the Dark, 6 October]

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IReL Open Access Agreements Update

Posted in Research on October 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“In early 2021 IReL introduced a number of new transformative open access agreements. This is a major development for the Irish research and publishing landscape and there has been an unprecedented uptake of open access publishing …” (more)

[Library of Trinity College Dublin, 6 October]

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New project to test ‘innovative’ recycling methods in Irish universities

Posted in Governance and administration on October 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The IUA and EPA project will use university campuses as ‘living labs’, studying ways to improve waste management. A new two-year project aims to make improvements to the way waste is disposed and recycled on Irish university campuses …” (more)

[Vish Gain, Silicon Republic, 5 October]

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Cork students open on-campus food bank as government plan offers ‘no action on accommodation crisis’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“On the day that government ministers went to UCC to discuss the National Development Plan, the college’s Student’s Union has announced that they are being forced to reopen an on-campus food bank as the accommodation crisis has left a large number of students without money for food …” (more)

[Eimer McAuley, CorkBeo, 4 October]

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TUI: Leaving Cert reform to tackle CAO points race would be ‘misdiagnosing real problem’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Changing the Leaving Cert assessment model to tackle the CAO points race would be a change based on a ‘misdiagnosis of the real problem’, an Oireachtas committee has heard …” (more)

[Shauna Bowers, Irish Examiner, 5 October]