Cost of refurbishing dilapidated ice rink would be up to €1 million, says Dundalk IT president

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Dundalk IT have estimated that the cost of refurbishing the dilapidated ice-rink that it bought in 2014 would cost up to €1 million. In a letter sent to the Public Accounts Committee, President of DkIT, Michael Mulvey, said that he expected the cost of refurbishing the facility to be between €500,000 and €1 million …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally,, 15 January]

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Exam Results Withheld From Dundalk IT Students

Posted in Teaching on February 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Students of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) have not yet received their examination results amidst conflict between staff and upper management of the college. The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) branch at Dundalk IT is representing lecturers in talks with the college’s president, Dr Michael Mulvey …” (more)

[Eve Moore, College Tribune, 16 February]

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Troubling times at Dundalk IT as staff voice growing concern

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Storm clouds continued to gather over DkIT this week as ongoing staff fears over the institute’s future grew darker, with the very real prospect of a vote of no confidence in DkIT president Dr Michael Mulvey looking almost certain now …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 12 November]

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Dundalk IT launch ‘ambitious’ new three-year plan

Posted in Governance and administration on June 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) has today launched a new three-year strategic plan, signalling what the institute describes as ‘a new era of growth and positive transformation for the institute and wider region’ …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 17 June]

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DkIT President Welcomes Clarity Around Leaving Cert

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on May 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Dundalk IT President Dr Michael Mulvey has welcomed the greater clarity provided by the Government in relation to this year’s Leaving Cert. Dr Mulvey said it was still the institute’s hope of welcoming new students this September, subject to public health guidelines …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 11 May]

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Dundalk IT president on Covid-19 impact and what future holds for institute

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2020 by steve

“The unprecedented nature of the impact of Covid-19 has been felt right across society, and local students have been no exception. With many asking questions about what will happen before the end of term, the Democrat spoke to Dr Michael Mulvey, President of DkIT, about how the institute is dealing with the closure and what the future holds for the institute’s current and prospective students …” (more)

[David Lynch, Dundalk Democrat, 20 April]

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Dundalk IT Students Protest After Graduation Moved Off Campus

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

Ireland“Student protests are taking place at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) after a decision was made by the college to hold their graduation ceremony in the local arts centre and not on campus as in previous years …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 11 October]

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Staff Call on DkIT’s Governing Body to Intervene to Avoid Graduation Ceremony Being Held Off Campus

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

Ireland“Calls by students and staff for the President of Dundalk IT to reverse his decision to move the annual graduation ceremony off campus appear to have fallen on deaf ears, according to the Teachers’ Union of Ireland. Staff and students at the Dublin Road institute were informed on Friday morning via email by DkIT President Michael Mulvey that he planned to proceed with moving the conferring ceremony at the end of the month to An Táin Theatre after plans to hold the graduation in St Patrick’s Cathedral fell through …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 4 October]

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Review focuses on staff workload in Maynooth University

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

Ireland“Issues relating to staff workload management and the availability of informal learning spaces have been highlighted in a review of Maynooth University by the State’s regulator for higher education qualifications. Maynooth University (MU) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are the latest education institutions to successfully complete quality checks known as the Cinnte cycle of reviews …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí, Irish Times, 4 July]

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What will Brexit mean for education on the Irish border?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 22nd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Elaine Keogh reports on what Brexit will mean to students and staff at Dundalk IT …” (audio)

[RTÉ – Morning Ireland, 22 February]

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Dr Michael Mulvey appointed new president of Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dr Michael Mulvey has been appointed the new president of Dundalk Institute of Technology. Dr Mulvey, who will take up his new role on Monday on a five year contract, had his appointment confirmed and approved by the Government Body of DkIT this morning …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 25 September]

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