Archive for 9 November 2008

College regulator plan is scrapped

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 9 November 2008 by Steve

“The Government has scrapped plans to set up a statutory agency to promote and regulate the €1bn international education sector. The move has shocked the sector, which says a single body is needed to promote Ireland as a centre for international education. Four years ago, the Government accepted a report which outlined plans to set up the body, Education Ireland, on a legal basis. Promises to do so were made to the Indian government, which had expressed concerns about the lack of regulations following the collapse of a business school in Co Louth. But a conference in Malahide, Co Dublin, was told yesterday …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 8 November]

Slaughtered: Trinity College experiments on 41 beagles

Posted in research with tags on 9 November 2008 by Steve

“Trinity College Dublin has spent over €600,000 in the past three years procuring 41 live beagle dogs, 69 pigs and over 16,000 mice for medical or scientific research, a Sunday Tribune investigation has established. According to figures obtained by this newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, Trinity also bought more than 2,300 rats – and four rabbits – in that time. It is understood that most of the research funding comes from the government’s multimillion-euro Science Foundation Ireland initiative …” (more)

[John Downes, Tribune, 9 November]