University of the South East Campaign: Ruairí Quinn confirms he will never make a university in the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2014 by steve

“Ruairí Quinn confirms he will never make a university in the South East. Last month Ruairí Quinn visited WIT to let the people of the south-east know that the Technological University will not happen before 2018. In political speak, this means it will never happen as long as Quinn is minister …” (more)

[University of the South East Campaign, 22 April]

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WIT admits paying for more secret flights

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 5th, 2012 by steve

“A college has admitted it chartered two more previously secret private jet trips for an expert assessing its bid to become a university. The revelation emerged just a week after Waterford Institute of Technology caused outrage by confirming it organised another private plane from Waterford to Dublin for the same high-ranking official …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 5 October]

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Further overspending by former WIT president revealed

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 5th, 2012 by steve

“Revelations of further overspending by the former president of Waterford Institute of Technology and a ‘mix-up’ of receipts for the hire of private jets by him were made at the Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts yesterday …” (more)

[Kitty Holland, Irish Times, 5 October]

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Former WIT chair says he organised €4,200 flight

Posted in Legal issues on October 3rd, 2012 by steve

“The former chairman of the Waterford Institute of Technology governing body said he organised and sanctioned a controversial €4,200 flight to Dublin for a visiting academic …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 3 October]

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Concerns raised ‘confidentially’ over lavish spending at college

Posted in Legal issues on September 28th, 2012 by steve

“No one shouted ‘stop’ at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in the years of lavish spending overseen by the office of the former president Dr Kieran Byrne, the Dail Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 28 September]

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