Higher Education Institutions: Chaplains

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 25th, 2015 by steve

IrelandJonathan O’Brien (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 115 of 30 June 2015, if she is aware that the institutes of technology are not following the provisions of the Employment Control Framework at present, as they are allowing publicly-funded positions to be filled by the local Bishop, rather than based on objective criteria around the best interests of students …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 September]

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Faith of our fathers: my fight to study at Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2014 by steve

“It’s hard to credit now, but in the late ’60s it was a mortal sin for a Catholic to attend Trinity College and the only way for applicants to save their souls was by way of a special dispensation from Archbishop McQuaid …” (more)

[Martina Devlin, Independent, 1 March]

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Institutes of Technology Issues – Church on Grangegorman site

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the significant contribution of money that has been paid by the Roman Catholic Church to the Dublin Institute of Technology Foundation for the maintenance of an active church, as distinct from a multi-faith centre, on the new DIT Grangegorman site and if so, if he will detail all of the conditions attached to this donation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 2 October]

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