Council: Halt IT merger plans

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A local authority has backed calls to halt the controversial proposed merger of Cork and Tralee institutes of technology. Cork City Council has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Cllr Ted Tynan motion calling on Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan, or her successor, to suspend the proposed merger and to enter into meaningful talks with trade and student unions at both institutes …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 27 January]

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Council threat to withold student grants is ‘despicable’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 19th, 2012 by steve

“Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has said that move by some local authorities to withhold payment of student grants to children whose parents had not paid the Household Charge was a despicable act which scapegoated young people …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 19 September]

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