Minister loses appeals over home-schooled Leaving Cert students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues, Teaching on March 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education has lost her appeals over findings two home-schooled students were unfairly and unlawfully excluded from the Leaving Certificate calculated grades process. In a 127-page judgment on Tuesday, the three judge Court of Appeal (COA), comprising Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, Ms Justice Mary Faherty and Ms Justice Una Ní Raifeartaigh dismissed the appeals concerning High Court findings in separate cases by the two students …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 9 March]

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Excluding home-schooled students from Leaving Cert calculated grades ‘justifiable’, court hears

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on January 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The exclusion of home-schooled students from the Leaving Certificate calculated grades process was rational and justifiable and the High Court erred in deciding otherwise, lawyers for the Minister for Education have argued before the Court of Appeal (COA). In upholding separate challenges by two home-schooled students over their exclusion from the process, the High Court intruded on policy considerations and effectively created an ‘alternative’ process, it was argued …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 12 January]

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‘I’m not sure my friends can afford it’: International students face hike in health insurance costs

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on October 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“International students from countries outside of the European Economic Area will have to pay more than they currently pay for their mandatory private health insurance policies. Because of a Court of Appeal decision that came into effect this week, industry estimates suggest that some students will end up paying twice of four times what they currently pay …” (more)

[Ian Curran, TheJournal.ie, 10 October]

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State exams commission and Minister win limited appeal against Carter judgment

Posted in Legal issues on May 29th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The State Examinations Commission (SEC) and the Minister for Education and Skills have succeeded in their limited appeals against parts of a High Court decision allowing student Rebecca Carter to take up a place at veterinary medicine at UCD …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Irish Times, 29 May]

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State asks appeal court to dismiss ‘right to third level education’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on April 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on appeals by the State Examinations Commission and the Minister for Education and over parts of a High Court decision allowing student Rebecca Carter to take up a place at veterinary medicine at UCD …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain, Irish Times, 12 April]

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Court lifts stay on NUI Galway investigation into bullying and harassment complaints

Posted in Legal issues on March 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“An order staying an investigation into complaints of bullying and harassment made by a member of staff at NUI Galway against another staff member has been lifted by the Court of Appeal. In 2014, the complainant alleged bullying and harassment against nine members of NUIG staff …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 March]

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ESB liability for UCC campus flooding overturned by Court of Appeal

Posted in Legal issues on March 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Court of Appeal, in a significant judgment, has ruled the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is not liable for extensive flood damage to buildings on the campus of University College Cork (UCC) after floods affected large parts of Cork city in late 2009. The three judge court, in a lengthy judgment on Tuesday, overturned a High Court finding the ESB was 60% liable in respect of flooding and warnings …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 20 March]

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Court of Appeal overturns decision on liquidator to third-level college

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision that a liquidator to a third-level college catering mainly for foreign students can be replaced by one chosen by the students and other creditors. And claims by 190 students of Eden College …” (more)

[Campus.ie, 26 March]

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