Green light for large student accommodation development in Cork city

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

Ireland“Permission has been granted for a five storey student accommodation development on Orchard Road in Cork. An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the construction of the development which includes 20 student apartments in three blocks with a total of 216 bed spaces comprising one four-bed apartment, 10 six-bed apartments, and 19 eight-bed apartments …” (more)

[Breda Graham, EchoLive, 22 October]

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Third Level Institutions – Cork North Side

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

IrelandThomas Gould (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to build or expand a higher education institute on the north side of Cork city …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 October]

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Investors buy student housing site in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Round Hill Capital, an international real estate investment firm, and NBK Capital have bought a 412-bed student accommodation development in Cork. NBK Capital, a Middle Eastern investment company, will help co-fund the development …” (more)

[Ellie Donnelly, Independent, 12 October]

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‘Broadband has to be a priority’: CIT president says everyone must be able to learn from home

Posted in Teaching on October 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) president Dr Barry O’Connor wants progress on the National Broadband Plan to ensure that students and lecturers in rural areas can participate in e-learning and can access online resources. Dr O’Connor praised the Department of Education and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for providing funding to combat the pandemic and support learning during the lockdown …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, EchoLive, 8 October]

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Square Deal development to include 280 student beds

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The mixed-use development on the former Square Deal premises site in Cork city centre has been green-lit to incorporate 280 student beds. Five-year planning permission for the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) was granted for the project on Washington Street West, which will see the refurbishment and modifications of a protected structure …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 3 October]

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Cork Institute of Technology denies report amounted to ‘effectively investigating itself’

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has denied that a report, carried out at the behest of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into the college’s relationship with some of its subsidiary companies, amounted to the institution ‘effectively investigating itself’ …” (more)

[Cianan Brennan, Irish Examiner, 30 September]

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CIT president announces retirement after 40-year career in higher education

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

Ireland“The president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has announced his retirement. Dr Barry O’Connor, 65, who has held the position since September 2017, told CIT’s governing body this evening that he will retire in December …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 1 October]

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Residents claim Holyland houses available for all-night parties at £20 a head

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2020 by steve

“Holyland residents have claimed that young people are coming from all over Northern Ireland to party and illegally stay in the south Belfast student houses for £20 a night …” (more)

[Claire McNeilly, Belfast Telegraph, 14 September]

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IT Tralee engaging with TUI through Workplace Relations Commission

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“IT Tralee says it’s engaging with the TUI to address a number of concerns. The Teachers’ Union of Ireland raised a number of issues in April, a month before the former Minister of Education approved the merger of IT Tralee and CIT …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 10 September]

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New CIT Arena ‘on track’ to open next year

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

Ireland“Work on the new CIT Arena is ‘on track’ to be completed by September 2021. A CIT spokesperson said the project is four months in, with foundations down and the project has been moving seamlessly over the summer with no pause in construction …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 9 September]

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CIT reveals details on learning model for coming year

Posted in Teaching on September 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology has released information on the learning model that will be in place for the coming academic, 2020/21 year, which will be a hybrid model with the majority of learning done online and remotely …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 9 September]

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Planning granted for student accommodation near the Lough in Cork

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

Ireland“A proposal to increase the size of a student apartment development near the Lough in Cork city has been approved. Development Lyonshall has now been granted planning for 554 student beds on the site …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 3 September]

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Potential for more than 1,000 student beds to be green-lit in Cork this year

Posted in Governance and administration on September 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Early discussions are taking place surrounding the possibility of yet another student development in Cork city. Bellmount Developments Limited are at pre-application consultation phase with An Bord Pleanála currently, with a view to providing 265-bed spaces in the Bishopstown area …” (more)

[Sarah O’Dwyer, EchoLive, 4 September]

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Extension of Bandon Road student development gets green light from planning authority

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Plans to increase the density of a controversial student apartment development in Cork city have been granted by An Bord Pleanála. Developers Lyonshall recently submitted a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) consultation application seeking to increase the size of its project at the former O’Riordan’s Joinery on the Bandon Road by more than 100 beds …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, EchoLive, 3 September]

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College students report in high numbers to Cork Sexual Violence Centre

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Cork Sexual Violence Centre received 3,469 calls and texts to its helpline in 2019 with 37% of all new clients indicating that they were third level students. The annual report for the centre reveals that more than 60% of new clients last year were under the age of 29. 75% of new clients were 23 or younger at the time of the sexual assault …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 31 August]

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37% of new sexual violence referrals in Cork were students

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Sexual Violence Centre in Cork has reported a concerning rise in the number of third-level students seeking support at the centre last year, prompting calls by its CEO to put the issue of consent on primary and second-level education curricula …” (more)

[Maresa Fagan, Irish Examiner, 26 August]

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‘No house parties’ College Road residents tell landlords

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Local residents of UCC have asked landlords to include ‘no house parties’ in their rent agreements with Cork students. The Magazine Road Residents Association (MRRA) has called on the Government to ‘move on legislation to put an end to the Covid-19 house parties to deal with reckless landlords and tenants who ignore the Covid-19 regulators and are non-compliant’ …” (more)

[Maeve McTaggart, University Express, 24 August]

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Six New College Buildings is Music to the Ears of Third-Level’s Stakeholders

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

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris had some good news this week for higher education’s big stakeholders, after announcing the tender for six new higher education buildings across the country. The new buildings – which are part of Project Ireland 2040 – will be built in Cork IT, IT Tralee, Technological University Dublin, Athlone IT and IADT, and are expected to allow an additional 8,000 students to enrol in higher education …” (more)

[University Times, 23 August]

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Tender process for six higher education buildings due ‘immediately’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A programme for the construction of six higher education buildings has progressed and will go out to tender ‘immediately’, the Department of Higher Education has said. Under Project Ireland 2040, the Government has pledged to deliver 11 higher education buildings across the country, which will facilitate an additional 8,000 student places upon completion …” (more)

[Shauna Bowers, Irish Times, 18 August]

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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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