Plans to double size of Galway City student complex

Posted in Governance and administration on July 4th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The investment fund which owns the Cúirt na Coiribe student accommodation complex on the Headford Road is planning to more than double the number of bed spaces there to 920 …” (more)

[Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune, 3 July]

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Landlord due in court over noise complaints linked to properties near UCC

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A landlord with property in Cork’s university precinct has been summoned to appear in court on Friday on foot of noise complaints. Long-term residents in estates near University College Cork (UCC) have made specific complaints under the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 in relation to noise disturbance from two properties, both of which are owned by the landlord …” (more)

[Eoin English, Breaking News.ie, 2 July]

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Permission granted for Victoria Cross student apartment complex in Cork city

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

Ireland“An Bord Pleanála has overruled its own inspector and granted planning permission for a development of a student apartment complex in Victoria Cross in Cork city. The development will see more than 130 student beds built on the former Kelleher’s Tyres site, minutes from UCC’s main campus …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 2 July]

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Scholars Asked to Make Room for Non-EU Students in Campus Accommodation

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

Ireland“Scholars have been told that giving up their campus accommodation next year will instead allow Trinity to rent out the rooms to non-EU students, boosting the College’s finances ‘at a time when international demand is at risk’ …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 2 July]

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It’s Time for Trinity to Re-Evaluate How It Shares Out Its Accommodation

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

Ireland“The pandemic means that now, more than ever, nothing is being taken for granted. From healthcare to economics, social distancing to social justice, it seems that the list of topics up for debate has rarely been longer. And with a new government newly instated, this is likely to be amplified again in the coming months …” (more)

[Ella Connolly, University Times, 28 June]

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Student Accommodation for Carlow Town receives Green Light

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

Ireland“A proposal for purpose built student accommodation in Carlow town has received the green light from planners. The project would see an office building on Green Lane, Carlow converted into accommodation for at least 20 students …” (more)

[Michael Tracey, Carlow Nationalist, 26 June]

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Major apartment scheme in Cork city to accommodate 280 students

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

Ireland“The developers of a major student apartment scheme in Cork city centre are aiming to have the new complex operating by September 2022. Revised plans for the redevelopment of the former Square Deal building on Washington Street have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála. Developers are now proposing a 50 apartment plan, accommodating some 280 students …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 26 June]

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UCC student rent rises still on the table

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Planned rent increases remain on the cards at University College Cork (UCC), with students continuing to ask the university to consider reversing its stance on the matter. In February, students pitched tents on the UCC quad and vowed to stay put until the university backed down on the planned 3% hike in campus accommodation rates …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 25 June]

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UCC To Reduce The Contract Length For Their Student Accommodation By Three Weeks

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The change is due to Covid-19. The provisional date for the start of lectures is the 28th of September, however some courses will start earlier …” (more)

[Red FM, 22 June]

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UCC Student’s Union Waiting For Response On Plans For A Rent Hike At College Owned Accommodation Centres

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCC are planning a 3% rent increase. UCC owns and operates five centres and 1,300 student beds and announced the plan in February …” (more)

[Red FM, 22 June]

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A Scholars Mess Trinity Could, and Should, Have Avoided

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“To the neutral observer, the abiding question after this week’s accommodation scandal – involving a very public spat between College and its Scholars – will surely have been: has Trinity ever been more Trinity? From start to finish, this was a fracas indicative of a College at its most self-parodic – complete with ambiguity, outrage and a resolution that left you wondering how everyone managed to get so worked up in the first place …” (more)

[University Times, 21 June]

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Lockdown parties: Residents near UCC pledge complaint to PRTB

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near University College Cork have pledged to bring their grievances over students in rented houses holding parties in breach of Covid-19 regulations to the Private Residential Tenancies Board …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 21 June]

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Magazine Road residents protest at landlord’s house over student parties

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Residents pleading for a crackdown on house parties in rented property around Cork’s university precinct have taken their campaign directly to the door of a landlord. Members of the Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas residents association staged a silent and peaceful protest yesterday …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 20 June]

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Amid Outrage, Neither College or Scholars Come Out of Accommodation Fight Well

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“As much as you may try to deny it to your friends at home, a lot of Trinity’s allure is in its reputation. For an outsider looking in, Trinity has a lot of positive attributes. Yet what many fail to mention – and what no annual undergraduate prospectus boasts about – is a particular faction of life in College that few outsiders are aware of: the perpetual drama between College administration and its students …” (more)

[Faye Curran, University Times, 19 June]

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Accommodation Won’t be Denied to Any Scholar Next Year, Says Provost

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Provost Patrick Prendergast has said that accommodation in College ‘will not be denied to any Scholar’ who wants it next year, but said Trinity is asking Scholars to forfeit their right to free accommodation ‘in the interest of the overall community’ …” (more)

[Aoife Kearins, University Times, 18 June]

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USI expresses concern over programme for government

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

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed concern about the lack of a plan to reduce Irish student fees in the programme for government put forward by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, and the Green Party this week. In a statement issued today, USI said that while some elements of the programme were promising, there was a lack of detail on how a number of actions will be taken …” (more)

[Patrick Coyle, Trinity News, 18 June]

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Scholars’ Accommodation Decision ‘In No Way Challenges’ Statutes, College Says

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

Ireland“Trinity has reacted angrily to the suggestion that its decision not to make first-round accommodation offers to Scholars based in Dublin contravened the College’s statutes, saying it regretted how the Scholars had responded to the matter …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 17 June]

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Denying Dublin-Based Scholars Rooms Goes Against Statutes, Provost Told

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

Ireland“Trinity’s Scholars tonight denounced Trinity’s move to restrict places in its accommodation next year – a decision that could deny some Dublin-based Scholars a room on campus or in Halls – as well as arguing it puts College in conflict with its own statutes …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 17 June]

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Students ‘searching in the dark’ for clarity on university reopening

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Third-level students need clarity by the end of June on what to expect when colleges reopen in the autumn in order to make informed decisions about their next steps, the president of the Union of Students in Ireland has said …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí, Irish Times, 17 June]

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Dublin-Based Scholars Won’t Get Accommodation in Trinity Next Year

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Scholars who live in Dublin will not be given College accommodation next year, as a result of the ‘continuing public health situation’ around the coronavirus, College has said …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 16 June]

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