Drunken Behaviour in Halls is a Problem. Limiting Bedspaces is not the Answer

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Going out is a central part of the College experience – particularly when you’re in first year. Trinity Hall allows freshers an unprecedented amount of freedom, and they normally take full advantage of that. Unfortunately for residents around Halls, this means plenty of drunken students making a lot of noise and generally disturbing the peace most nights of the week …” (more)

[University Times, 2 August]

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Cork landlord ordered to take action to stop ‘Covid parties’ in student area

Posted in Legal issues on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The landlord who owns two of the student houses near UCC which have been dubbed ‘Covid Party House’ and ‘Party Central’ was ordered to take measures to reduce noise levels at the properties …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, EchoLive, 17 July]

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‘Significant Rise’ in ‘Poor Behaviour’ on UCD Christmas Day, University Reports

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A ‘significant rise’ in incidents of ‘poor behaviour’ on campus have been reported in relation to UCD’s yearly ‘Christmas Day’ celebrations, particularly in Student Residences, and towards female faculty members. Minutes of a meeting recently obtained by The College Tribune have revealed incidents of ‘poor behaviour’ in relation to campus residences and female faculty in classrooms were brought forward at a University Management Team (UMT) meeting on 4th December 2019 …” (more)

[Gemma Farrell, College Tribune, 14 July]

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Judge gives landlord a week to halt Covid-19 parties near UCC

Posted in Legal issues on July 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A landlord has been given a week by a judge to halt students from holding Covid-19 lockdown parties at two of his properties near University College Cork. Two local residents took private prosecutions against Fachtna O’Reilly (80), a retired lecturer at Cork Institute of Technology, alleging noise pollution …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 11 July]

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Cork residents’ environmental complaint against landlord adjourned

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

Ireland“The environmental complaint by residents against a landlord for the noise allegedly caused by students at his properties near University College Cork was brought before Cork District Court today …” (more)

[Liam Heylin, BreakingNews.ie, 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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Cork Residents Living A Nightmare As Students Host Large ‘COVID Parties’

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

Ireland“People living near University College Cork say they have been living a nightmare during the COVID-19 pandemic due to ongoing student house parties. Residents on Magazine Road and College Road in Cork City say up to 60 people are attending the house parties – with some of them lasting for days …” (more)

[Newstalk, 24 June]

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Arresting students will stop parties, says CIT president

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Arrests and charges could help put a stop to some of the lockdown house party activity that has been blighting communities near Cork’s third-level institutions, the president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) said …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 24 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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‘We need a landlord NCT system’: Authorities step in to curb lockdown parties in Cork’s student areas

Posted in Governance and administration on June 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Forty landlords with 200 properties have been contacted by Gardaí, City Hall and the HSE following a spate of ‘lockdown parties’ that have angered local residents in college areas of Cork. A letter to landlords was signed by a public health specialist, a Chief Superintendent, and the Chief Executive of Cork City Council …” (more)

[EchoLive, 15 June]

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Cork landlords urged to get strict on parties

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí, Cork City Council, and the HSE have called on landlords in Cork’s university precinct to help reinforce public health guidelines and crack down on house parties. In a joint letter to 40 landlords who own some 200 properties in the area, the three statutory bodies also ask landlords to tell their tenants that such party activity can directly endanger the health of vulnerable people in the community or in their own circle of friends …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 13 June]

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Pensioners feel forced out of Cork neighbourhood by ‘Covid parties’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Pensioners living near University College Cork have complained their lives are being put at risk by hundreds of students who have descended on the area for ‘Covid parties’ …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 12 June]

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Residents near UCC urge Gardaí to crack down on ‘student parties’ amid tension

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Frustrated residents living near University College Cork (UCC) continue to speak out against what they claim are parties being held in violation of Covid-19 restrictions, following a confrontation with students renting in the area …” (more)

[Jamie Mc Carron, The College View, 10 June]

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We are failing young people if we can’t teach them common decency

Posted in Governance and administration on June 9th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“As a member of faculty at University College Cork, I take great pride in my institution’s rich contribution to the social, cultural and architectural fabric of Cork city. This is due, in part, to the location of the UCC campus, right on the edge of our city’s centre …” (more)

[James O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 5 June]

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Cork residents urge gardaí to use 1947 Act to stop house parties

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Residents living near University College Cork have called on the HSE and gardaí to use powers available under health legislation to stop students and others having house parties. Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas Residents Association spokeswoman Catherine Clancy said the gardaí and the HSE should use the 1947 Health Act to stop parties in the area in the interest of public health …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 8 June]

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House parties continue in Cork despite warnings and protests

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

Ireland“Lockdown house parties continued in Cork’s university precinct over the weekend with reports that a marquee was found in the back garden of one rented property when gardaí called. And the presidents of UCC and CIT have advised third level students that while the academic year is over, they are still subject to disciplinary procedures …” (more)

[EchoLive, 7 June]

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Joint Communication Issued by both Presidents of UCC and CIT and the Presidents of both Student Unions

Posted in Governance and administration on June 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The letter highlights their concerns about what they describe as ‘distressing incidents’ of anti-social behaviour particularly in the College Road and Magazine Road area …” (more)

[Red FM, 5 June]

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Cork residents protest over students partying near UCC

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

Ireland“Over 60 people living near University College Cork held a silent gathering on Sunday to highlight what they claim are breaches of Covid-19 regulations by students holding parties in rented accommodation …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 31 May]

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Lifting the lockdown means thinking through the implications for student conduct

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2020 by steve

“When a university brings a student to a town or city but keeps them largely off campus because of Covid-19, what happens next? Jim Dickinson paints a picture …” (more)

[Wonkhe, 27 Msy]

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