John Hume Memorial University talks urged

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has backed a call from a Fine Gael TD for the establishment of a cross-border university named after Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume in the north-west. Cork North Central Deputy Colm Burke said the idea for a north-south university, which was a largely ignored part of the Government’s proposals on the legacy of the Troubles in July, should be given serious consideration by the Republic …” (more)

[Mark Bain, Belfast Telegraph, 19 August]

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Derry medical school at Magee gets General Medical Council approval and can now recruit for September 2021 opening

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

“Ulster University announced the breakthrough on Thursday morning. Dr Malachy Ó Néill, provost of the Magee College campus, hailed it as a fantastic step on the road to a September 2021 first intake of students …” (more)

[Kevin Mullan, Derry Journal, 6 August]

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SDLP calls for cast iron assurances on Magee Medical School

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2020 by steve

“SDLP Leader, Colum Eastwood MP has expressed concern that the First Minister was unable to give SDLP MLA, Mark H Durkan, a cast iron guarantee that the Magee Medical School would be ready to open in September 2021 …” (more)

[Derry Now, 16 June]

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£60m for Medical School at Magee College in Derry but MP wants 10,000 students and full university status

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

“The guarantee of £60m to build and staff a new medical School has been warmly welcomed in Derry this week but the expansion of student numbers at Magee remains a key demand. The announcement that the money has been ring-fenced was hailed by Foyle MP Colum Eastwood in the House of Commons yesterday …” (more)

[Kevin Mullan, Derry Journal, 17 January]

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It’s time to right a 50 year injustice and expand Magee College Derry

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Next Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of a report which condemned Derry to decades of economic stagnation.The Lockwood Report recommended the sitting of a second university in Northern Ireland at Coleraine instead of Derry. The publication of the report was the catalyst for a mass, cross-community, campaign by the people of Derry …” (more)

[Colum Eastwood, Slugger O’Toole, 4 February]

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Science Park approval given to Derry Fort George site

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2012 by steve

“The Environment Minister has given his approval for a Science Park at Fort George in Londonderry. Alex Attwood said papers were issued on Tuesday, to Derry City Council, recommending approval be given for a four storey building dedicated to IT and science based businesses …” (more)

[BBC News, 27 November]

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