Limerick college seeks to buy more student housing

Posted in Governance and administration on September 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“With demand for third-level accommodation at an all-time high, it’s emerged a former student housing complex near Mary Immaculate College is boarded up. Despite students checking into hotels at a rate of almost €400 a week, former student halls at Ashbourne Avenue, which has space for up to 81 beds, remains out of use …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 20 September]

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Foreign student claims there is a ‘shocking state of homelessness’ among Limerick student community as lack of housing fueling accommodation crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A number of students in Limerick have been forced to hold up in hotels because of a lack of student accommodation in the city and its suburbs. Students, including some who have travelled from abroad to study in the Treaty City, say the government and universities need to step up to solve the housing crisis and meet demand for affordable and suitable housing …” (more)

[David Raleigh, Limerick Post, 14 September]

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College students in Limerick staying in hotels due to lack of accommodation

Posted in Life on September 14th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Third-level students in Limerick are staying in hotels because they cannot find suitable accommodation in the city. In a sign that the student accommodation crisis has spread this year beyond the larger university cities such as Dublin or Cork, students studying in Limerick are paying up to €390 weekly for five nights in a hotel as part of a deal struck between Mary Immaculate College and three city hotels to accommodate students …” (more)

[Emma O Kelly, RTÉ News, 14 September]

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UCC and CIT to benefit as €15m announced for campus upgrades

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

Ireland“University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) are set to benefit from new funding announced by the Minister for Further and Higher Education. Simon Harris has announced that €15m is to be given to higher education institutions for campus upgrade and infrastructure …” (more)

[Steve Nevillen, Irish Examiner, 2 November]

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Limerick college condemns ‘vile video containing racist slurs’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Mary Immaculate College has condemned a ‘vile video’ that has appeared on social media and are investigating if any of their students have been involved. This Sunday, the college issued a statement: ‘A vile video containing racist slurs has been brought to our attention. Mary Immaculate College regards the content as despicable and will proceed to determine if there has been MIC student involvement’ …” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 28 June]

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Another Limerick college reveals re-opening date

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on May 1st, 2020 by steve

“Limerick Mary Immaculate College has announced it will re-open on September 28 following the enforced shutdown due to Covid-19. The college has been closed since last month following the aggressive spread of the disease in Ireland and across the world …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 30 April]

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Limerick college drawing up contingency plans for ‘delivering module content’ amid coronavirus fears

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2020 by steve

“Academics at Mary Immaculate College have been told to urgently devise contingency plans for ‘delivering module content’ in the event of there being on-campus restrictions due to the coronavirus. While there are no restrictions at place at present, MIC president, Professor Eugene Wall wrote to academics and other staff in recent days following a meeting of the MIC Covid-19 Response Team …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 7 March]

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Limerick students who travelled to coronavirus-affected areas asked to consider attendance at ball

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A Students’ Union has asked people to ‘consider their attendance’ at a ball in Limerick if they have travelled to coronavirus-affected areas. An official with Mary Immaculate College Students’ Union issued an email to students this Thursday morning in relation to the MIC Ball that is taking place in Limerick city this Thursday evening …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 27 February]

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Towering Limerick student halls project ‘could open by 2021’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A multi-million euro plan for student accommodation on the edge of the city could be completed by the year after next, developers have predicted. Cloncarra Investments has formally sought permission from An Bord Pleanala under new fast-track planning laws, which will see the delivery of new housing developments sped through the system …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 4 July]

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No Academic Representation on the Governing Body of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, MICL

Posted in Governance and administration on May 25th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“For over five years, Academic Staff at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, have not been represented on the Governing Board, as IFUT members continue to protest against a decision taken by the College, following a report from an external consultancy firm …” (more)

[IFUT, 23 May]

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Staff at Limerick colleges get notice about new moves on co-operation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“All staff at University of Limerick, LIT and Mary Immaculate college have received communication this Friday from the three presidents informing them that an Oxford professor is to help the three colleges facilitate ‘maximum co-operation’ …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 5 April]

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Joint Mary I-University of Limerick degree axed over funding

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A college degree which allowed students to study at both Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick has been scrapped after just two years. The two colleges have this week confirmed the axing of the joint BA liberal arts degree, blaming cost, a lack of funding and ‘complex logistics in terms of mobility and scheduling’ …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 15 March]

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Industrial action in third level colleges is suspended after deal

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Industrial action which has been taking place in institutes of technology across the country and at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick has been suspended after the trade union Fórsa said it had secured agreement on a job evaluation scheme for staff …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 26 October]

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Fórsa wins agreement on job evaluation in higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on October 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Union suspends action at institutes of technology. Fórsa trade union has suspended industrial action taking place in institutes of technology and Mary Immaculate College in Limerick (MIC), as work is to commence on introducing a new job evaluation scheme, following talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today (Friday) …” (more)

[Fórsa, 26 October]

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Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College announces new president

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2018 by steve

“Mary Immaculate College has appointed Professor Eugene Wall as its new president. Professor Wall, who has been the acting president of MIC since January 2017, has now been appointed as the next MIC president. ‘I am delighted and greatly honoured to have been appointed as President of Mary Immaculate College’, Prof Wall said. …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 17 May]

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#OPHELIA: Schools across Limerick set to remain closed on Monday

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“… The University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College have also confirmed they will also remain closed, while a scheduled appearance by celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio at LIT’s Millennium Theatre has also been cancelled …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 15 October]

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Mary Immaculate College – Library

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2017 by steve

IrelandMaria Byrne (Fine Gael): I welcome the Minister of State and thank her for coming here to take these matters. I wish to highlight the importance of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick in terms of teacher training. The college was founded in 1898 and is the oldest training college in the State for primary school teachers. It was started by the Sisters of Mercy as part of their convent on the South Circular Road and has expanded over many years …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 3 October]

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Tributes paid to Mary Immaculate College president who passed away following an illness

Posted in Governance and administration on April 17th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Tributes have been paid to Professor Michael Hayes, President of Mary Immaculate teacher training college, Limerick who passed away on Saturday, following an illness. Bishop Brendan Leahy, chairperson of the college trustees and governing authority said Prof Hayes made an enormous impact …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 16 April]

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Gardai probe ‘Rag week vandalism’ at Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Gardai have launched a probe after drunken students smashed up a lecture theatre in Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College – with one urinating on the floor, the Limerick Leader can reveal. Revellers at the South Circular Road College, marking its annual ‘Raise and Give’ (Rag) week, entered a lecture room and damaged furniture, equipment, and the floor …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 14 February]

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Third Level Facilities – Mary Immaculate College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2016 by steve

IrelandMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the urgent need for a new library building at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, in view of the fact that the current building is wholly inadequate for the current student population of over 3,400 with a student-to-seat ratio of 16:1; the timeframe for the provision of capital funding for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 25 October]

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