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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Strike at Dundalk Institute of Technology called off

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A planned strike by staff at the Dundalk Institute of Technology which was scheduled to go ahead next Tuesday has been called off after management signalled it would move to pursue the status of a technological university. The Teachers’ Union of Ireland said on Friday it had secured its strategic objectives and the threat of strike action had been lifted …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 15 November]

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DkIT and TUI must meet to discuss strategic future of the Institute – Gerry Adams TD

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams and Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú have called for talks between DkIT and the TUI. Deputy Adams commented following recent media coverage which suggests possible industrial action by TUI members at DkIT. Gerry Adams said: …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 12 November]

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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD calls for Minister to engage with DkIT staff

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on Minister for State Mary Mitchell O’Connor and DkIT management to engage with staff in the coming days in order to avoid next weeks strike action. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said: …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 12 November]

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DkIT Disappointed in TUI’s Decision to Embark on Industrial Action Next Week

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Dundalk Institute of Technology say they are disappointed in the Teachers’ Union of Ireland’s decision to embark on industrial action next week. Strike action by lecturers and researchers will commence on Tuesday November 19th after they recently voted 99.1% in favour of industrial action in a dispute revolving around a lack of meaningful consultation on the Institute’s strategic future, and a proposed new ‘fifth school’ that the TUI claims violates national and local agreements …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 12 November]

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Lecturers in Dundalk Institute of Technology announce one-day strike

Posted in Governance and administration on November 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Lecturers in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) have announced a one-day strike for Tuesday November 19 as tensions rise ahead of the publication of a new strategic plan for the college. It follows a 99% vote in favour of industrial action by members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI). DkIT is finalising a new strategic plan, to run from 2020 to 2022 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 11 November]

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Dundalk IT Staff Vote For Industrial Action By Record Margin

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Staff at DkIT have voted by 99.1% to 0.9% to engage in industrial action in a dispute which they describe as ‘the failure of DKIT’s President’s Office and Institute Administration to adhere to national collective agreements, respect industrial relations mechanisms and engage in transparent and meaningful consultation on a range of issues’. Frustration has been building for months regarding the Institute’s strategic future …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 2 November]

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Dundalk IT Students Protest After Graduation Moved Off Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Student protests are taking place at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) after a decision was made by the college to hold their graduation ceremony in the local arts centre and not on campus as in previous years …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 11 October]

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Students Stage Protest Over Dundalk IT’s Plans To Move Graduation Off Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 10th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students at Dundalk IT staged a protest this morning against the institute’s plans to hold this year’s graduation ceremony off campus. Last week Dundalk IT announced that this year’s graduation ceremony, which runs from October 31st to November 2nd, would take place in the town centre rather than on campus as has been the case in recent years …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 10 October]

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Ó Murchú Calls on DkIT management to Engage with Students over Change of Location for Graduation

Posted in Governance and administration on October 9th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Local councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú has called on the management and the President of Dundalk Institute of Technology to engage with students and staff regarding the possible relocation of graduation ceremonies at the end of this month …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 9 October]

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