Plans to reopen ice dome at DkIT make progress

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Plans for the relaunch of the Ice Dome in Dundalk have emerged this week, with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) being briefed on progress. Education Minister, Simon Harris updated TD’s in the Dail, explaining how the facility was first purchased by (DkIT) as part of a wider sports complex in 2014 …” (more)

[Olivia Ryan, The Argus, 16 July]

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DkIT students to get their withheld exam results within the next fortnight

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on February 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students at the DkIT are to receive their withheld exam results within the next fortnight as industrial action at the institute has been lifted. The TUI said the industrial action – which has been lifted – had been taken due to the institute’s executive failing to honour commitments made last year, including the improvement of management bodies and progress in pursuing Technological University status …” (more)

[Michelle O’Keeffe, Dundalk Democrat, 17 February]

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Exam Results Withheld From Dundalk IT Students

Posted in Teaching on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) have not yet received their examination results amidst conflict between staff and upper management of the college. The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) branch at Dundalk IT is representing lecturers in talks with the college’s president, Dr Michael Mulvey …” (more)

[Eve Moore, College Tribune, 16 February]

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Higher Education Minister says DkIT exam results being withheld is ‘unacceptable’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said DkIT students having their exam results withheld due to industrial action at the college is ‘entirely unacceptable’. The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) Branch at Dundalk Institute of Technology – which represent lecturers and researchers …” (more)

[Michelle O’Keeffe, Dundalk Democrat, 12 February]

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Technological Universities – Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on February 12th, 2021 by steve

IrelandFergus O’Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to date on Dundalk Institute of Technology becoming a technological university under the Technological Universities Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 10 February]

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Troubling times at Dundalk IT as staff voice growing concern

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

Ireland“Storm clouds continued to gather over DkIT this week as ongoing staff fears over the institute’s future grew darker, with the very real prospect of a vote of no confidence in DkIT president Dr Michael Mulvey looking almost certain now …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 12 November]

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Technological Universities – Dundalk IT

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

IrelandGerald Nash (Louth, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the fact that Dundalk IT is the only institute of technology not to have formally linked into a consortium to obtain technological university status; the actions his Department and the HEA will take to advance technological university status for Dundalk IT; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 10 September]

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Technological Universities – Dundalk IT

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

IrelandGerald Nash (Louth, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the fact that Dundalk Institute of Technology is the only institute of technology not to have formally linked into a consortium to obtain technological university status; the actions he and the Higher Education Authority will take to advance technological university status for the institute; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 September]

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Higher Hopes?

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Irish university world has extended a universally relieved and hopeful welcome to Simon Harris as the country’s first Minister for Higher Education. For me there are just two potential positives here. First of all, there is the fact that the new Minister’s own HE history is in Journalism and French at the Dublin Institute of Technology. This suggests that Harris is a literate person who could well have a head-start on others when it comes to insight into diversity, both cultural/linguistic and educational …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 14 July]

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TD raises concerns about Dundalk IT course issue impacting students

Posted in Teaching on June 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“What has been described as ‘serious concerns’ about the future of students on a social care course at DkIT have been raised by Louth TD Ruairí Ó Murchú. Deputy Ó Murchú says that around 42 students, who have just completed third year of the college’s Social Care course, logged onto the examination results system at DkIT last Tuesday to find their results for the year had been ‘deferred’ …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 19 June]

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Dundalk IT launch ‘ambitious’ new three-year plan

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

Ireland“Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) has today launched a new three-year strategic plan, signalling what the institute describes as ‘a new era of growth and positive transformation for the institute and wider region’ …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 17 June]

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New Extension given the Go Ahead at Dundalk IT

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

Ireland“The go ahead has been given for a new two storey extension to Dundalk Institute of Technology to facilitate new science laboratories. Dundalk IT have been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council for development at the North and South building of the institute on the Dublin Road …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 2 June]

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Technological Universities – Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2020 by steve

IrelandGerald Nash (Louth, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress in relation to technological university status for Dundalk IT as per an agreement signed and lodged with the Workplace Relations Commission in November 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 May]

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DkIT President Welcomes Clarity Around Leaving Cert

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on May 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Dundalk IT President Dr Michael Mulvey has welcomed the greater clarity provided by the Government in relation to this year’s Leaving Cert. Dr Mulvey said it was still the institute’s hope of welcoming new students this September, subject to public health guidelines …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 11 May]

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Dundalk IT president on Covid-19 impact and what future holds for institute

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2020 by steve

“The unprecedented nature of the impact of Covid-19 has been felt right across society, and local students have been no exception. With many asking questions about what will happen before the end of term, the Democrat spoke to Dr Michael Mulvey, President of DkIT, about how the institute is dealing with the closure and what the future holds for the institute’s current and prospective students …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 20 April]

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HSE and Dundalk IT Team Up To Deliver New Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing Facility

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2020 by steve

“The HSE and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) have teamed up to deliver a new drive-thru Covid-19 testing facility which will become operational from today. The sampling service is being provided on an appointment-only basis and only those who are displaying symptoms and have been referred (to the drive through or clinic) by their GP will be seen …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 27 March]

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Dundalk IT confirm range of precautionary measures adopted to combat COVID-19

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) says it has established a COVID-19 taskforce, to review the situation at DkIT, and which it says will decide upon appropriate actions it will take in relation to the coronavirus, COVID-19 …” (more)

[Donard McCabe, Dundalk Democrat, 10 March]

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TUI staff to proceed with strike action tomorrow at both Dundalk IT and O’Fiaich College

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

Ireland“Teaching staff at both Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and O’Fiaich College and Institute of Further Education are set to engage in strike action tomorrow (Tuesday), after talks at the Workplace Relations Commission failed to produce any progress in a long running dispute over what the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) describe as ‘pay discrimination’ …” (more)

[Donard McCabe, Dundalk Democrat, 3 February]

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Labour Party make Dundalk IT Technological University status pledge

Posted in Governance and administration on January 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“According to local Labour election candidate Ged Nash, his party has pledged to deliver Technological University Status for DkIT as part of its manifesto. In a statement to the Democrat, Senator Ged Nash said: …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 28 January]

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Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2019 by steve

IrelandJan O’Sullivan (Limerick City, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to plans by management at Dundalk Institute of Technology to develop a fifth school with the working title of new school of flexible and postgraduate provision at the institute arising from a recent report on the Review of Key Functional Areas relating to Admissions July 2019; if his Department has had engagement with the institute on this proposal; his views on the failure of the institute to progress an initiative for technological university status; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 November]

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