Technological Universities Bill Passed Through Dáil

Legislation aimed at paving the way for new Technological Universities in Ireland has been successfully passed through the Dáil. The move comes almost three years after the bill was first announced in 2015. The bill will ultimately create a new category of university in Ireland, by merging existing Institutes of Technology into national Technological Universities….

Mixed opening for UCC Hurling

Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile, article written by Dylan O’Connell and Adrian McGearty Following a mixed opening for UCC senior hurling in the Fitzgibbon Cup, the college will have to sweat it out with an away quarterfinal following a win against CIT but a loss to UCD. UCC opened the campaign with a convincing 1-19 to 0-12 point…

Around the Universities – Issue 5

University College Dublin UCD SU President Katie Ascough has been impeached, and presidential by-elections have been announced for late November. Trinity College Dublin Trinity College has announced that their fees will rise by 5% next year for post-graduate and non-EU students, in a move publicly opposed by TCDSU and the USI.   National University of…

Around the Universities – October 15th

Trinity College Dublin Trinity celebrated the 425 year anniversary of its founding recently, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar giving the opening address. University College Dublin The petition to impeach UCD’s Student Union President, Katie Ascough, has been rejected by the Union’s Returning Officer because of the absence of a signature section. The petitioner’s organisers have regrouped,…

High Hopes for UCC GAA

The 2016/17 season is well underway for UCC GAA, and it has been a week of mixed results for the Leesiders. UCC senior hurlers beat local rivals CIT in the senior hurling league, with a final scoreline of 3-20 to 1-11 in a game played in CIT last week. Momentum is now with UCC, as…

CIT Impeachment Vote Cancelled as Education Officer Resigns

A proposed referendum in CIT relating to the Vice President for Education, Denise Coughlin, has been cancelled. Following the submission of a petition containing greater than 500 signatures in hard copy format to the CIT Students Union, an impeachment referendum was automatically organised in line with the CIT Students Union’s Constitution. The vote, which would…