Dundalk IT: Technological University status

Posted in Governance and administration on December 2nd, 2021 by steve

IrelandPeter Fitzpatrick (Louth, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the likely timeline by which Dundalk Institute of Technology will attain technological university status as part of the technological university project which has transformed higher education across the State (details supplied); and if he will ensure that the institute will not continue to be left behind …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 30 November]

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Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2021 by steve

IrelandPeter Fitzpatrick (Louth, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the suggestion that Dundalk Institute of Technology can achieve university designation as a standalone institute outside the framework of the Technological Universities Act 2018 given that the institute is not partnered with another institute of technology or technological university; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 November]

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DkIT staff raise concerns over Technological University status as only one potential partner remains

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Concerns have been raised by Dundalk IT staff over the college’s goal to reach Technological University status in the near future, with almost all other Institutes of Technology already having formed TU consortiums …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, Dundalk Democrat, 23 November]

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Where is the TU for the northeast?

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The article by Carl O’Brien (News, November 2nd) outlines the significant benefits which are expected to flow to the southeast region following the merger of IT Carlow and Waterford IT to create a new technological university (TU) …” (more)

[Seamus Grant, Irish Times, 5 November]

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DkIT pay out almost €190,000 in rates on Ice Dome since buying the vacant building in 2014

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

Ireland“Labour TD Ged Nash has said that ‘serious questions’ need to be answered by DKIT leadership. Dundalk IT has paid nearly €190,000 in commercial rates to Louth County Council for the vacant Ice Dome building since it was acquired by the college in 2014 …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, Dundalk Democrat, 11 August]

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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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