GMIT Governing Body officially appoints new President

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Governing Body of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has officially appointed Dr Orla Flynn as the new President of GMIT. In May, the former President Dr. Fergal Barry resigned …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 2 December]

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Concern over student revellers at Eyre Street Christmas party celebration

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

Ireland“Concerns have been raised over the behaviour of student revellers as a large group has gathered at Eyre Street awaiting admission to a nearby establishment. The students have gathered for a student Christmas party being hosted by the Hole in the Wall …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 14 November]

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Plans lodged for €25m STEM building at GMIT

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

Ireland“A planning application has been lodged at City Hall for a new four-storey building at GMIT to house the schools of science, computing and engineering. The €25m project is part of the college’s plan to achieve Technological University status …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 10 November]

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CUA Consortium Welcomes €90m Allocation To Support TU Development

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

Ireland“The Presidents of GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT (Connacht-Ulster Alliance) welcome the announcement today (9 October 2019) by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, of an increase of over €153 million for tertiary education including a multi-annual fund of €90 million to assist the development and progression of Technological Universities …” (more)

[GMIT, 9 October]

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology paid to be featured on Monopoly board

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

Ireland“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) paid to be included as a square on the local edition of the board game Monopoly, buying a ‘gold’ package from UK company Winning Moves. The city’s other publicly-funded third-level institute, NUI Galway, featured on a more expensive square on the board. However, the university says it has no record of having paid for the privilege …” (more)

[Darragh McDonagh, Independent, 20 September]

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Residents opposing student bed spaces plan

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Plans are in the pipeline for the construction of nearly 700 new student bed spaces in two separate developments in the city. The developments are expected to relieve pressure on Galway’s spiralling rental market … but one of them is already generating significant opposition from local residents …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 6 September]

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Hundreds of student accommodation bedspaces planned for the city

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

Ireland“More student accommodation is being proposed for Galway city. Exeter Ireland Property III Limited has submitted preliminary plans directly to An Bord Pleanála for 405 student accommodation spaces at Cúirt na Coiribe …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 1 September]

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Minister McHugh announces Capital Investment of €1.8m for Letterkenny IT School of Tourism in Killybegs

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

Ireland“Investment at campus under Project Ireland 2040 for lecture space, library, offices and upgrade works. The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Sunday August 11) announced funding of €1.8m towards significant building upgrades at the School of Tourism at Letterkenny IT (LYIT) Killybegs Campus …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 11 August]

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GMIT president resigned following dispute over ‘governance issues’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The former president of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry, was engaged in a lengthy dispute with the governing body of the college before his resignation. Dr Barry resigned in May after an extended period on leave, but no reason was given for his departure …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 28 July]

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Plan for more student accommodation in city’s West End

Posted in Governance and administration on June 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Stagrock Limited is seeking planning permission for the demolition of houses at Munster Avenue to be replaced with a student accommodation building. It would be 3 to 4 storeys high with a caretaker apartment, 73 single bedrooms …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 20 June]

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GMIT aims to fill vacancy for President by year end as Dr Fergal Barry resigns

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The President of GMIT Dr Fergal Barry has resigned. Dr Barry took up the position in October 2015 on a five year contract, succeeding Michael Carmody. Prior to his role at GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry was Vice President of Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM News, 22 May]

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GMIT confirms president Dr Fergal Barry has resigned

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has confirmed that its president Dr Fergal Barry has resigned. The move follows what sources in the institute have described as disagreement within college management over appointments and other issues …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 21 May]

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Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD launches GMIT’s Strategic Plan 2019-2023

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD formally launched the new GMIT Strategic Plan 2019-2023 at a reception in the Galway campus today (26 April) attended by Dr Michael Hannon, deputising President of GMIT, Cormac MacDonncha, Chair of the Governing Body, members of the Governing Body, students, staff, colleagues from the Connacht-Ulster Alliance and invited guests …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 26 April]

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Additional Gardaí on duty for ‘Donegal Tuesday’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway Gardai have an operations order in place today as students gather in their droves in the city for ‘Donegal Tuesday’. The annual event is held as part of unofficial Rag Week celebrations with students gathering at Eyre Street from early morning …” (more)

[Connacht Tribune, 12 February]

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Unions issue warning to students as crowds multiply in city for Donegal Tuesday

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

Ireland“Students’ unions at NUI Galway and GMIT have issued a warning as revellers form queues at Eyre Street in the city for ‘Donegal Tuesday’. The annual event is held as part of unofficial Rag Week celebrations with students gathering at Eyre Street from early morning …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 12 February]

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Institutes of Technology Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2019 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the capital investment allocated to each institute of technology and university for the years 2019 to 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 January]

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City Council Calls for Provision of Publicly-Funded Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Galway City Council is to call for the provision of purpose built, publicly funded student accommodation. Councillors unanimously passed a motion at a meeting of the local authority last evening …” (more)

[GBFM News, 15 January]

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New head of Mayo GMIT is appointed

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The new vice-president of Mayo GMIT Campus in Castlebar has been appointed. It has been confirmed that Professor Neville McClenaghan will take up the role in early February. Professor McClenaghan comes to GMIT from the University of Ulster where he held a number of roles …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 23 November]

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New strategies to safeguard future of Mayo GMIT Campus are revealed

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The future of Mayo GMIT Campus is looking much brighter, according to the interim head of the college Dr Richard Thorn. Speaking to the local media today, he confirmed a number of recommendations in the Working Group Report …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 13 November]

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1 in 3 Galway students commuting to college this year

Posted in Life on November 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A recent survey published in the Connacht Tribune shows that 1 in 3 students are commuting to college in Galway. The survey was carried out with students of NUI Galway and Galway–Mayo Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Cathriona Coleman, SIN, 11 November]

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