Search on for inaugural MTU President

Posted in Governance and administration on August 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The search is on for the inaugural president of the Munster Technological University. In January, IT Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology will formally merge to create MTU. There will be 18,000 students across six campuses …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 7 August]

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TUI questions financial viability of the MTU

Posted in Governance and administration on August 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The TUI has questioned the financial viability of the Munster Technological University. Former Minister Joe McHugh granted IT Tralee and CIT technological university status in May, when he approved the creation of the MTU …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 5 August]

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Technological Universities: Munster TU

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Alan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the costs expended to date by all agencies on the establishment of the Munster technological university; the estimated expenditure that will be needed for the remainder of 2020; if Cork Institute of Technology or Institute of Technology Tralee will be offering a voluntary redundancy scheme to staff; if so, the estimated cost of such a scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 30 July]

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Developers ‘must listen’ to traders and residents on North Main Street student accommodation proposal

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“There are both positives and negatives in plans that have been submitted for a 279-bed student accommodation building on a brownfields site in the heart of the historic spine of Cork city, it has been claimed …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 26 July]

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Cork’s student accommodation building boom: Is it viable in the Covid era?

Posted in Governance and administration on July 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Questions have been raised about the viabilty of some of the proposed large-scale student accommodation developments in the city. The Green Party’s Dan Boyle said there are ‘huge question marks’ over some of the future developments in terms of acceptability and suitability …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 24 July]

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Plans lodged for massive student development on North Main Street

Posted in Governance and administration on July 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Plans for another large-scale student development in Cork city have been lodged, as BMOR Developments Limited looks to build accommodation to house nearly 280 students on North Main Street …” (more)

[Ryan O’Rourke, Irish Examiner, 23 July]

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Sod turned on new €22m sports arena in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on July 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The sod is being turned today on a new €22m sports arena for Cork Institute of Technology. The event marks the start of a two-phase programme to deliver the state-of-the-art sports facilities on the campus …” (more)

[EchoLive, 22 July]

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Cork landlord ordered to take action to stop ‘Covid parties’ in student area

Posted in Legal issues on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The landlord who owns two of the student houses near UCC which have been dubbed ‘Covid Party House’ and ‘Party Central’ was ordered to take measures to reduce noise levels at the properties …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, EchoLive, 17 July]

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Judge gives landlord a week to halt Covid-19 parties near UCC

Posted in Legal issues on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A landlord has been given a week by a judge to halt students from holding Covid-19 lockdown parties at two of his properties near University College Cork. Two local residents took private prosecutions against Fachtna O’Reilly (80), a retired lecturer at Cork Institute of Technology, alleging noise pollution …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 11 July]

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Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2020 by steve

IrelandCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to including Limerick Institute of Technology in plans for the Munster Technological University in addition to Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 July]

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Landlord ‘has turned blind eye’ to concerns of residents near UCC

Posted in Legal issues on July 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The landlord who owns two of the student houses near University College Cork, which have been dubbed ‘Covid Party House’ and ‘Party Central’, was found by a district judge to have turned a blind eye to the concerns of residents. After hearing an environmental complaint by residents against the landlord for two hours today, Judge Olann Kelleher said he accepted the evidence of the residents …” (more)

[Liam Heyliny, Irish Examiner, 10 July]

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Cork development: Plans for major new student accommodation complex

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A formal application has been made for another large-scale student accommodation development under An Bord Pleanala’s fast-track strategic housing development process in Cork city …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 9 July]

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Cork residents’ environmental complaint against landlord adjourned

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The environmental complaint by residents against a landlord for the noise allegedly caused by students at his properties near University College Cork was brought before Cork District Court today …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, BreakingNews.ie, 3 July]

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Landlord due in court over noise complaints linked to properties near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A landlord with property in Cork’s university precinct has been summoned to appear in court on Friday on foot of noise complaints. Long-term residents in estates near University College Cork (UCC) have made specific complaints under the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 in relation to noise disturbance from two properties, both of which are owned by the landlord …” (more)

[Eoin English, Breaking News.ie, 2 July]

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Permission granted for Victoria Cross student apartment complex in Cork city

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“An Bord Pleanála has overruled its own inspector and granted planning permission for a development of a student apartment complex in Victoria Cross in Cork city. The development will see more than 130 student beds built on the former Kelleher’s Tyres site, minutes from UCC’s main campus …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 2 July]

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Major apartment scheme in Cork city to accommodate 280 students

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The developers of a major student apartment scheme in Cork city centre are aiming to have the new complex operating by September 2022. Revised plans for the redevelopment of the former Square Deal building on Washington Street have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála. Developers are now proposing a 50 apartment plan, accommodating some 280 students …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 26 June]

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Cork Residents Living A Nightmare As Students Host Large ‘COVID Parties’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“People living near University College Cork say they have been living a nightmare during the COVID-19 pandemic due to ongoing student house parties. Residents on Magazine Road and College Road in Cork City say up to 60 people are attending the house parties – with some of them lasting for days …” (more)

[Newstalk, 24 June]

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Arresting students will stop parties, says CIT president

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Arrests and charges could help put a stop to some of the lockdown house party activity that has been blighting communities near Cork’s third-level institutions, the president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) said …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 24 June]

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CIT aim to open arena in September 2021 as sod is turned on €22m sports complex

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The sod has been turned on a €22m sports complex on Cork Institute of Technology’s Bishopstown campus. It will deliver an indoor arena, with basketball courts and seating for 400 people, capable of hosting exams and conferences for up to 1,000 people, and an indoor high-performance indoor athletics centre, which will include a large multi-event zone, with a sprint track and elite training labs …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 22 June]

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Lockdown parties: Residents near UCC pledge complaint to PRTB

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near University College Cork have pledged to bring their grievances over students in rented houses holding parties in breach of Covid-19 regulations to the Private Residential Tenancies Board …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 21 June]

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