Former SU Education Officer appointed to Quality Assurance group for European Students’ Union

Former Trinity Student Union, Education Officer Dale Whelehan, has been appointed as the only Irish student representative for the Quality Assurance Expert Pool at the European Students’ Union (ESU). The ESU is an umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of Students from 38 countries.   The ESU focuses on a range of student issues such as accessibility, […]

HEA spends €75,000 probing University of Limerick’s handling of whistleblowers

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has spent over €75,000 so far examining how the University of Limerick (UL) handled three whistleblowers who spoke out against irregular financial practices and consequent industrial relations problems.   HEA officials told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the report it commissioned to deal with the claims cost €69,000. […]

Trinity’s Undergraduate Award winners present their work in DCU

  The Undergraduate Awards held their inaugural UPresent: Island of Ireland 2017 in the Helix, Dublin City University (DCU) on Thursday 1st February. The awards aim to mark the achievements of undergraduate academic research and “share the millions of pages filled with the ideas of undergraduate students that are otherwise left to sit on a […]

European Court of Justice dismisses claim against Trinity for discriminatory pension rules

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed a claim made by a retired lecturer against Trinity College for unfair treatment on the grounds of sex and age discrimination regarding its pension rules. The ruling was made last Thursday.   Dr David Parris (70), a lecturer in French who worked for the university between 1972 […]

University of Limerick denies allegations of misconduct

The University of Limerick (UL) has rejected calls by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of misconduct at the university.   The allegations concern the treatment of staff members and former employees who drew attention to alleged financial irregularities of human resource management in September 2015. A number of […]

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