Time to take the royal out of the college

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

Ireland“A chara, – Now that the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is to be given the status of a university, it is an ideal occasion to change the name to better reflect Ireland’s political status as an independent republic with no royal connections …” (more)

[Seanán Ó Coistín, Irish Times, 12 December]

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Royal prefixes and institutions

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Tom Cooper (Letters, July 29th) does not explain who should do the removing of royal prefixes attached to institutions by royal charter prior to independence, and in some cases prior to the union. Most, like the Royal Irish Academy, are independent and continue to serve the whole island of Ireland, even if their headquarters are in the Republic …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 31 July]

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‘Royal’ prefixes and Irish institutions

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

Ireland“Sir, – The proposed conferring of university status on the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is perhaps an opportune time to reflect on the appropriateness of the continued use of ‘royal’ prefixes by a large number of Ireland-based institutions …” (more)

[Tom Cooper, Irish Times, 29 July]

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