Limerick councillor in plea for respectful behaviour in estates around UL

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Labour Party councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas is making a strong plea to people for respectful behaviour in residential areas around UL ‘Residents in housing estates adjacent to UL have big concerns about quite large groups of people socializing in their area …'” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 18 October]

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Gardaí Say Arrests Likely If Halls Dwellers Keep Breaking Coronavirus Rules

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Hall residents were warned today that local Gardaí will arrest those who repeatedly violate health protocols by illicitly gathering in Palmerston Park. In an email to residents, Warden Dr Roja Fazaeli said …” (more)

[Jane Cook, University Times, 13 October]

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Climate protesters reject Gardaí warning following Trinity vandalism

Posted in Legal issues on October 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Today, System Change Ireland co-founder Ronan Browne has declined the adult caution given to him following the vandalization that took place on College grounds. Two climate change activists from System Change Ireland were arrested on the afternoon of August 15, following a protest action at Trinity as part of the group’s ‘Mobilise Peace TCD’ campaign …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 8 October]

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Series of student parties shut down by gardaí this week

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Over the last week, a number of student gatherings have been shut down by An Garda Síochána. According to the Irish Times, Gardaí have shut down 35 ‘student house parties’ over Freshers’ Week at the University of Limerick (UL). Gardaí have also arrested five people as part of the policing plan around UL …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 3 October]

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Gardaí called to student accommodation in Galway over false alarm

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

Ireland“Gardaí were called to a student residence at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) this afternoon after reports of a possible firearm. Gardaí were called to the location after it was suspected that there was a firearm on the premises …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, TheJournal.ie, 2 October]

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Gardaí shut down 35 house parties in Limerick, arrest 5 people

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

Ireland“Gardaí have shut down 35 student house parties and arrested five people as part of a policing plan around Freshers Week at the University of Limerick. A Limerick joint policing committee meeting heard that 35 off-campus house parties have been shut down in the Castletroy area since last Sunday over coronavirus concerns …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Irish Times, 2 October]

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Student parties in Galway

Posted in Legal issues on October 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I support the current health restrictions and think that the hundreds of people who gathered at Spanish Arch in Galway recently acted irresponsibly. Nonetheless, I am greatly concerned by your report ‘Gardaí to share locations of student house parties with NUI Galway authorities’ (News, September 30th) …” (more)

[Alan Eustace, Irish Times, 2 October]

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Gardai say they will not provide specific addresses of student house parties to NUIG

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 1st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Galway Gardai say they will not provide specific addresses of student house parties to NUIG but will continue the practice of highlighting problem areas to the university. It had been understood that Gardai would provide the addresses of student house parties they have broken up to NUIG in an effort to enforce regulations on mass gatherings …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 30 September]

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UL president goes ‘on the beat’ to promote public health guidelines

Posted in Governance and administration on September 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The President of the University of Limerick has gone ‘on the beat’ in conjunction with local garda patrols in the Castletroy area to hammer home the public health guidelines for students in the locality. President Kerstin Mey says it is an effort to be more visible and engage with students in off-campus accommodation to remind them of their personal responsibility for their own health and the health of the wider university community and their neighbours …” (more)

[Cathy Halloran, RTÉ News, 30 September]

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UCC’s ‘Campus Watch Committee’ sees fall in student discipline breaches

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí in Cork have said they are not investigating any suspected breaches of the public health regulations after they responded to reports of crowds queuing outside bars on Oliver Plunkett St in the city …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 29 September]

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Gardaí to share locations of student house parties with NUI Galway authorities

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Garda has agreed to supply college authorities at NUI Galway with the addresses of house parties they break up in an effort to curtail large gatherings. The move comes following a number of events across Galway city held as the new college term got under way on Monday night …” (more)

[Conor Pope, Irish Times, 30 September]

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NUIG to meet Gardai and city officials following outcry at large student congregations in city centre

Posted in Governance and administration on September 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway leadership is to hold a meeting today with Gardai and Galway city council after large groups of students congregated at various areas of the city last evening. The university has described the scenes as ‘deplorable’ …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 29 September]

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NUIG to meet Gardai and city officials following outcry at large student congregations in city centre

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway leadership is to hold a meeting today with Gardai and Galway city council after large groups of students congregated at various areas of the city last evening. The university has described the scenes as ‘deplorable’ …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 29 September]

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‘No house parties’ College Road residents tell landlords

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Local residents of UCC have asked landlords to include ‘no house parties’ in their rent agreements with Cork students. The Magazine Road Residents Association (MRRA) has called on the Government to ‘move on legislation to put an end to the Covid-19 house parties to deal with reckless landlords and tenants who ignore the Covid-19 regulators and are non-compliant’ …” (more)

[Maeve McTaggart, University Express, 24 August]

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NUI Galway reports on-campus racial abuse to Gardaí

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) has contacted An Garda Síochána over the harassment of a student on campus. In a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, a man can be seen shouting racial slurs and other abuse at the student, who filmed the incident and shared it online …” (more)

[Jack Kennedy, Trinity News, 14 August]

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Arresting students will stop parties, says CIT president

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Arrests and charges could help put a stop to some of the lockdown house party activity that has been blighting communities near Cork’s third-level institutions, the president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) said …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 24 June]

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‘We need a landlord NCT system’: Authorities step in to curb lockdown parties in Cork’s student areas

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

Ireland“Forty landlords with 200 properties have been contacted by Gardaí, City Hall and the HSE following a spate of ‘lockdown parties’ that have angered local residents in college areas of Cork. A letter to landlords was signed by a public health specialist, a Chief Superintendent, and the Chief Executive of Cork City Council …” (more)

[EchoLive, 15 June]

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Cork landlords urged to get strict on parties

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

Ireland“Gardaí, Cork City Council, and the HSE have called on landlords in Cork’s university precinct to help reinforce public health guidelines and crack down on house parties. In a joint letter to 40 landlords who own some 200 properties in the area, the three statutory bodies also ask landlords to tell their tenants that such party activity can directly endanger the health of vulnerable people in the community or in their own circle of friends …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 13 June]

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Pensioners feel forced out of Cork neighbourhood by ‘Covid parties’

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

Ireland“Pensioners living near University College Cork have complained their lives are being put at risk by hundreds of students who have descended on the area for ‘Covid parties’ …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 12 June]

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Residents near UCC urge Gardaí to crack down on ‘student parties’ amid tension

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Frustrated residents living near University College Cork (UCC) continue to speak out against what they claim are parties being held in violation of Covid-19 restrictions, following a confrontation with students renting in the area …” (more)

[Jamie Mc Carron, The College View, 10 June]

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