TU Dublin’s Tallaght campus investigating ‘significant’ ransomware attack

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Technological University Dublin has said its Tallaght campus was the victim of a ‘significant’ ransomware attack last week. The Tallaght campus’ entire on-site ICT systems were subject to an attack early on Thursday, and an investigation by technical experts and An Garda Síochána is now underway …” (more)

[Adam Daly, TheJournal.ie, 6 April]

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Students ‘do not need’ to be living near University of Limerick says garda chief

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The head of the Limerick garda division has questioned the need for so many students to be living near the University of Limerick during the pandemic. Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche says a number of students have moved from elsewhere in the city into off-campus accommodation in Castletroy …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 8 March]

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Gardaí target landlords to address anti-social behaviours in Limerick student town

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Landlords of properties rented to students in Castletroy, Limerick, where house parties have come under the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic are to be targeted in a joint operation coordinated by Limerick City and County Council and gardaí …” (more)

[David Raleigh, BreakingNews.ie, 5 March]

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UCD Increase Security Due To Multiple Garda Calls To Belfield

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Since the implementation of Level 5 restrictions at the end of December, there have been 21 instances of members of the public breaking guidelines by meeting up in groups to play sport at UCD. These individuals refused to comply with instructions from security staff to leave the sporting facilities and on six occasions the Gardaí were called …” (more)

[Emer Nolan, College Tribune, 3 March]

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Gardai confirm arrests as UL bosses to hold breakfast meeting over Limerick ‘party’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have made three arrests and issued 30 fixed payment notices after dozens of students held a ‘street party’ in Limerick. Officers have also launched a probe to identify the organisers of the event, which saw fireworks set off, outdoor drinking taking place and bottles smashed on the ground in Castletroy …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 2 March]

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Three arrested as students party on Limerick streets ‘like there was no pandemic at all’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Three people were arrested and 30 fines issued after Garda have broken up a street party in Limerick city which locals said featured ‘hundreds’ of students. The incident occurred in the Castletroy area of Limerick City, which is heavily populated by students of the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Noel Baker and Ryan O’Rourke, Irish Examiner, 2 March]

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UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases

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

Ireland“Gardaí will be conducting high visibility patrols every evening around the University of Limerick (UL) due to concerns about student gatherings, according to the President of the university. The move comes after the university began mass testing their students, to manage an outbreak of Covid-19 among the student population earlier this week …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, TheJournal.ie, 25 February]

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Gardaí called to UCD pitches after members of the public flout Covid rules by meeting up to play sport

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

Ireland“Gardaí had to be called to the sports pitches at University College Dublin on six occasions during lockdown after members of the public flouted Covid-19 rules by meeting up in groups to play sport and refusing to stop the activity …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 24 February]

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Students issued with letter to present to Gardaí when travelling to College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students were today issued with a letter that they are to present to Gardaí should they be stopped and questioned when travelling into College or to placement sites. The letter must be presented alongside a valid Trinity student ID …” (more)

[Finn Purdy, Trinity News, 30 October]

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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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