Mary O’Rourke: ‘Fund universities and colleges – for the sake of all our futures’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 25th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“August means so many different things to so many people. For those of a literary bent, one can point to the delicious long-ago novel by Edna O’Brien, August is a Wicked Month. Of course, to many it is the month of holidays, particularly schoolchildren who this week are facing the familiar feeling of going back to school after weeks of freedom …” (more)

[Independent, 25 August]

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USI training speakers criticised

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2012 by steve

“The news that the newly-appointed sabbatical officers of Union of Students in Ireland (USI) affiliate institutions will be trained by a number of high-profile political figures has been met with fierce consternation on the representative body’s Facebook page …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 15 July]

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USI selection of Fianna Fáil speakers causes controversy

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2012 by steve

“The selection of Higher Education Authority (HEA) chief Tom Boland, former presidential candidate Mary Davis and former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke has gained much criticism from mainly left wing students within USI, who have been critical of the apparent softening of the Union leadership …” (more)

[Pádraig McCarrick, The Student Observer, 15 July]

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