The proceedings in Burkes v NUI Galway put on hold indefinitely

Posted in Legal issues on June 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The hearing of Burkes v NUI Galway began at 10:30am Tuesday with Judge Petria McDonnell presiding. Clíona Kimber SC, Counsel for NUI Galway, spoke near the outset, noting that NUI Galway had lifted the lifetime ban on the Plaintiffs (the Burkes). At this point, Judge McDonnell questioned or commented on whether the lifting of the lifetime ban ‘would render the whole thing moot’ (ie render the proceedings unnecessary) …” (more)

[Burke Broadcast, 19 June]

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Siblings banned for life from NUIG societies refuse college’s offer

Posted in Legal issues on June 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Four siblings who claim their freedom of speech and religious expression was curbed by NUI Galway have rejected a call from the university to drop their legal case. Isaac, Kezia, Ammi and Enoch Burke were banned for life from all student societies at the university on November 10th, 2014 …” (more)

[Jack Horgan-Jones, Irish Times, 18 June]

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Christian Students Win Right to Challenge NUI Galway in Court

Posted in Legal issues on June 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“From the 18th to the 20th of June 2019, Galway Circuit Court will hear the linked cases of Isaac Burke, Kezia Burke, Enoch Burke, Ammi Burke -v- NUI Galway. This follows a Court ruling in December 2018 which overturned a key portion of the previous decision at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) …” (more)

[Burke Broadcast, 1 June]

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DCU student avoids jail after he admits to dealing drugs on campus

Posted in Legal issues on November 14th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“… He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of the drugs for sale or supply at Hampstead House, Glasnevin, North Dublin on November 15 last year (2017). Garda Keith Morris told the court that gardaí raided the premises after receiving information about the presence of drugs on the campus. They found the drugs bagged up separately along with a weighing scales and a ‘tick list’ of names and values …” (more)

[Declan Brennan, Independent, 14 November]

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Machine operators too complacent, says judge in UCC case

Posted in Legal issues on November 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Operators of machinery such as cherry pickers have become far too complacent, a judge said yesterday as he fined University College Cork €80,000 for breaches of health and safety legislation following a fatal accident two years ago …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 20 November]

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UCC fined €80k over death of employee following cherry-picker accident

Posted in Legal issues on November 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“UCC was fined €80,000 and ordered to pay Health and Safety Authority costs of €4,000 for breaches which resulted in the death of an employee assisting a cherry-picker operator on campus, as the judge spoke about complacency with such vehicles on the streets of Cork …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, Irish Examiner, 20 November]

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UCC to receive penalty over fatal cherry-picker accident

Posted in Legal issues on November 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“UCC did not fully train the operator of a cherry-picker or the employee on the ground who was killed during a day’s work, a health and safety inspector said yesterday as the college said it was the first fatal accident involving a member of staff and that it operated to the world’s highest standards …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, Irish Examiner, 18 November]

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UCC guilty pleas over crane death

Posted in Legal issues on October 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Guilty pleas were entered on behalf of UCC at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday in a Health & Safety Authority prosecution arising out of a fatal accident where a member of the college’s governing body died while working near a crane …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, Irish Examiner, 28 October]

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5 NUIG Female Lecturers Submit Cases to Court

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The five women who along with Micheline Sheehy Skeffington were not promoted in 2009 despite being shortlisted and deemed eligible have now submitted their papers seeking damages at the Circuit Court. This follows a meeting in December with the NUI Galway president Jim Browne …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 15 January]

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NUIG president fails to agree to 3 conditions and informs women that the university is seeking legal advice

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“On the morning of Dec 16th the petition and the signatories up till that date were presented to the governing body of NUI Galway. It seems they had an extended discussion on the matter of gender balance in senior posts and the problems with the last two promotion rounds …” (more)

[Micheline’s Three Conditions, 18 December]

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Five female lecturers to bring NUIG to court over promotions

Posted in Legal issues on December 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Five female lecturers at NUI Galway are to start legal proceedings against the University in the Circuit Court later this week …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 17 December]

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