Trinity to build a technology campus at Grand Canal Dock

Trinity are to build a technology-centered campus at Grand Canal Dock, according to The Irish Times. The first phase of the construction will cost €250 million and is part of a €1 billion plan to develop the district.   Trinity has obtained 100,000 sq m in Grand Canal Dock and plans to relocate much of […]

Minister for Education announces new employer investment mechanism for higher education

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, have announced the launch of a new consultation process on a proposed Exchequer-Employer Investment Mechanism, which will operate from 2018 onwards.   Speaking in Dublin Institute of Technology last week, Minister Bruton explained that through the Exchequer-Employer Investment […]

New figures released show class divide in third level education

New figures on grant recipients in higher education institutions have been released showing the class divide between universities and institutes of technology (ITs). Over 50% of students in all institutes of technology around the country receive grant support.   School-leavers that don’t receive a grant are significantly more likely to gain entry into high-points courses. […]

Department of Education occupied in protest of allegations of misconduct at UL

Five individuals are occupying the Department of Education and Skills’ head office as part of a protest against the non-intervention in allegations of misconduct at the University of Limerick (UL). According to the Irish Times, at least three of the protestors worked for the university’s financial division. The group are looking for an independent inquiry into the […]

Funding shortages could affect quality of Irish graduates

  The Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) annual performance report for 2014-2016 shows that Irish institutions have expanded to include an extra 15,000 students. Meanwhile, staff-student ratios are significantly deteriorating, compared to the average in developed countries, rising from 1:16 to 1:20.   The report states, “It is reasonable to conclude that the departure of the […]

ASTI withdraws from supervision and substitution duties

  The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has decided to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties as of Monday November 7 and is striking for 7 days to protest recently qualified teachers pay.  This action has resulted in the closure of roughly 400 secondary schools on health and safety grounds.   ASTI teachers are […]

David McWilliams at Trinity Economic Forum: ‘Ultimately, higher education will be privatised’

Deputy News Editor, James Prendergast reviews the 2014 Trinity Economic Forum and discusses academic privatisation with David McWilliams.

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