University of Limerick seeks to install cameras to record all vehicles entering campus

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick plans to install a camera system that can record licence plates to monitor all vehicles that enter the campus each day. A tender request for the special camera system was closed last month but has yet to be awarded …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 26 August]

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GMIT students warned of short-cut attack danger

Posted in Legal issues on August 27th, 2014 by steve

“The Students Union at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is concerned about night-time attacks on its members using a short-cut to get home to their accommodation …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Galway City Tribune, 27 August]

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A Croke Park deal or no deal?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2013 by steve

“Sir, – It has been implied in media reportage of the public sector Croke Park II negotiations that all public sector workers are in pensionable, long-term and guaranteed jobs. This could not be further from the truth …” (more)

[Gerry Sutton, Irish Times, 1 March]

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Irish groups lead EU in FP7 security research projects

Posted in Research on August 16th, 2012 by steve

“Irish security research groups won more than €7m in funding for EU Seventh Framework security research programmes for 2011-2012 – putting the country in joint first place with Finland among EU-27 nations on a cash-per-capita basis …” (more)

[Gordon Smith, Silicon Republic, 16 August]

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Ireland ups its game in EU FP7 security research

Posted in Research on July 11th, 2011 by steve

“Partnerships involving businesses and academic groups from the Republic and Northern Ireland featured in five of the 11 successful projects in the EU Seventh Framework security research programme for 2010-2011. According to figures from Enterprise Ireland, the indicative total European Community expenditure for security research in the period is €242,822,043 …” (more)

[Gordon Smith, Silicon Republic, 11 July]

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International student security

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2010 by steve

“I want to take up an issue that goes to the heart of higher education, especially research universities, around the world. It is about global mobility, especially the mobility of human subjects. It also highlights the implications of changes in higher education for the larger world: that issue is the human security of international students, by which I mean people who cross national borders for the purposes of formal study …” (more)

[Simon Marginson, University World News, 17 January]

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Assaults on UCD Students by Security Guards

Posted in Legal issues on December 14th, 2008 by steve

“There is growing concern among students about the strong arm tactics being used by security guards in University College Dublin. PULSE Security Management, the security firm ‘policing’ the UCD campus since September, is trained in security techniques by the International Bodyguard Association, an Irish Private Military Company that specialises in special forces type training …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 13 December]

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