Brid Horan appointed as new DCU Chancellor

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“DCU has appointed former NGO advocate and current chair of the Irish Cancer Society Brid Horan as the new Chancellor of the university. The appointment was made at the first meeting of DCU’s new Governing Authority, chaired by DCU President Professor Daire Keogh, which Ms Horan served on for nearly seven years up to this year …” (more)

[Matthew Joyce, The College View, 29 September]

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Students want accommodation shortages declared an ‘emergency’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government must declare shortages of student housing and high rents an emergency as students consider deferring or dropping out of college, the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) has said. Students held a demonstration outside the Dáil on Wednesday as part of an overnight sleep-out and campaign dubbed ‘No Keys, No Degrees’ to put pressure on the Government to take urgent action …” (more)

[Simon Carswell, Irish Times, 23 September]

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Student accommodation crisis: DCU president hits out at Government’s ‘uneconomic’ Housing for All plan

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The president of Dublin City University (DCU) has said a core part of the Government’s Housing for All plan aimed at solving the student accommodation crisis is ‘uneconomic’ and would only result in rents that were ‘beyond the ability to pay’ for most students and their families …” (more)

[Eoghan Moloney, Independent, 23 September]

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Daire Keogh – A year in DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Lockdowns, restrictions, adapting and overcoming. This is how some might describe Daire Keogh’s first year as President of DCU. Taking over the role in July 2020, Keogh has yet to experience the bustling U bursting with student life. But he feels that DCU has been defined by what it has done this year, not what it has missed …” (more)

[Shauna Burdis and Aoibhín Meghen, The College View, 21 April]

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Prof Daire Keogh Takes the Reins as DCU President

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Prof Daire Keogh today took over as president of Dublin City University (DCU), succeeding Prof Brian MacCraith whose 10-year term ended on Monday. In a press statement, Prof Keogh said: ‘It is my great honour to lead the university in the next phase of its development …'” (more)

[Rachel O’Leary, University Times, 15 July]

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New President of Dublin City University: Professor Daire Keogh

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

Ireland“Professor Keogh was President of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra from 2012 to 2016, at which time the college was incorporated into DCU. Since then he has served as Deputy President of DCU. Speaking ahead of his address to staff on Thursday, July 16, Professor Keogh said …” (more)

[Education Matters, 15 July]

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Dublin City University announces new president

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University (DCU) has announced the appointment of Prof Dáire Keogh as its new president. Prof Keogh, who is currently deputy president of DCU and a professor of history, will succeed Prof Brian MacCraith whose term of office ends in July next year …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 6 December]

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Changes to Junior Cert exam welcomed

Posted in Teaching on November 12th, 2012 by steve

“The head of St Patrick’s teacher training college in Drumcondra has welcomed forthcoming changes to the Junior Certificate exam system announced by Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 12 November]

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