GMIT plagiarism probe costs under Dáil review

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The excessive cost of the independent investigation into plagiarism at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) was raised at the latest sitting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Dáil Éireann …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 3 March]

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Call for action on NUI Galway interview allegations

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Galway East Deputy Colm Keaveney has called for an immediate statement from NUI Galway following disturbing allegations of ‘highly inappropriate’ questions asked during a job interview process …” (more)

[Galway Independent, 27 February]

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GMIT investigator is paid €1,500 a day

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 10th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has left itself wide-open to accusations of ‘dumbing-down’ and ‘diluting’ the report of the independent investigation it commissioned into cheating and possible cover-up at the college, according to a Dáil Deputy …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 10 October]

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Call for Gardaí to investigate plagiarism at city college

Posted in Legal issues on September 16th, 2014 by steve

“Gardaí should be called in to Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in order to get to the bottom of the whole plagiarism affair that has shrouded the college, a Dáil Deputy has suggested …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Sentinel, 16 September]

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Cheating probe a ‘serious matter’ – Minister

Posted in Legal issues on November 11th, 2013 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn in the Dáil yesterday acknowledged for the first time that the ongoing investigation into cheating at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology is a ‘serious matter’ …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 8 November]

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€350,000 college cheating probe may never be released to public

Posted in Legal issues on November 9th, 2013 by steve

“A probe into plagiarism at a college which has cost over €350,000 and taken over two-and-a-half years to complete may not be made public …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 9 November]

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Plagiarism Investigation at GMIT

Posted in Legal issues on November 8th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Colm Keaveney: In 2010, a number of lecturers within Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT, became concerned about the treatment of allegations and instances of plagiarism and cheating within the institute. These concerns have been expressed in the local and national press …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 7 November]

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Keaveney moves to ensure no students will be waiting for grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Former Labour Party Chairman Colm Keaveney said the Education Minister must ensure that no students are left waiting for their grants after the online application system crashed last night …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 2 August]

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Employers’ group calls for all public sector pensions to be adjusted

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2013 by steve

“The Government should adjust pension entitlements for all public sector workers and ‘not just new recruits’, the director of industrial relations at employers’ body Ibec, Brendan McGinty, told a debate last night …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 14 February]

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Students waiting on grants warned of late fee penalty

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 10th, 2012 by steve

“Third level students waiting for their grant applications to be processed have been threatened with late payment penalties by their colleges because of unpaid fees …” (more)

[Majella O’Sullivan, Independent, 10 November]

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NUIG SU to host public meeting on third level funding

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 8th, 2012 by steve

“The NUI Galway Students’ Union will host a ‘town hall’ type meeting tonight at 8pm in the Harbour Hotel, on funding cuts to third level education …” (more)

[Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 8 November]

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Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association seeks clarity over third-level grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 24th, 2012 by steve

“The Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association has called on the Minister for Education to clear up what it says is misinformation about farmers and third-level grants …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 24 August]

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IFA head rejects grants criticism

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 23rd, 2012 by steve

“The Labour Party chairman has refused to back down in his criticism of the college grants system despite claims from IFA president John Bryan that he has made ‘false and inflammatory’ about eligibility for grants …” (more)

[Stephen Collins, Irish Times, 23 August]

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War breaks out in Labour over means test for student grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Bitter local battle has broken out in the Labour Party over contentious plans for a new means test for student grants. It comes as a growing number of rural Labour figures voice their opposition to plans to include farms and businesses in any new means test …” (more)

[Fiach Kelly, Independent, 22 August]

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Taoiseach plays down Coalition divisions over any changes to grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 20th, 2012 by steve

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday attempted to play down divisions between Fine Gael and Labour over proposed changes to the college grant system which may take farm ownership into account …” (more)

[Mary Minihan and Barry Roche, Irish Times, 20 August]

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Something has to give in Cabinet over college grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 18th, 2012 by steve

“Over the coming weeks, you can expect a cascade of statistics about students’ and farmers’ grants. All the main players in this classic rural-urban divide come armed with impressive statistics …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 18 August]

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Labour TD backs proposal by farmers over student grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 18th, 2012 by steve

“The chairman of the Labour Party has thrown his weight behind controversial farmer proposals to include public sector pensions in any new means tests for student grants. Galway TD Colm Keaveney’s support for the move could wrong foot farmer lobby groups …” (more)

[Fiach Kelly, Independent, 18 August]

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State pension form of wealth, says ICMSA

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 18th, 2012 by steve

“A farming group has called on Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to include public sector pensions among the forms of wealth that would be considered for means-testing when new eligibility criteria for third-level grants are introduced …” (more)

[Steven Carroll, Irish Times, 18 August]

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Centralised student grant system will ease stress on students – Keaveney

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 12th, 2012 by steve

“Labour TD, Colm Keaveney has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD, that the student grant awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) has gone live …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 12 June]

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