Archive for 21 November 2009

University students are left homeless after city flooding

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 November 2009 by Steve

“Hundreds of University College, Cork, students are now effectively homeless following disastrous flooding in the city. UCC Students’ Union last night appealed to hoteliers and guesthouse owners to contact them as emergency accommodation was sought for students whose flats and houses were left under flood waters yesterday …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel, Independent, 21 November]

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UCC cancels all lectures for a week

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 21 November 2009 by Steve

“University College Cork (UCC) has been forced to cancel all lectures for a week after floods caused extensive damage to key buildings. Some 14 buildings, including the newly opened Western Gateway information technology building on the Western Road, the hi-tech Tyndall National Institute at Grenville Place, the Mardyke Arena Sports Complex and the Glucksman Gallery, were badly affected …” (more)

[Eoin English and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 21 November]

Four-year ban on public sector hirings

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 21 November 2009 by Steve

“No new non-essential staff will be hired in the public service for at least the next four years, the Government told unions yesterday. In its long-awaited vision document for the public service up to 2014, the Department of Finance paints the picture of a severely shrunken service with many services curtailed or amalgamated and remaining staff expected to work much harder …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 21 November]

Funeral masses for two students

Posted in Life with tags on 21 November 2009 by Steve

“Funeral masses for two of the four women who died in a crash on the Galway-Mayo border on Tuesday will take place later today. Marie Stephanie Ní Conghaíle (19) from Baile na hAbhann, Co Galway, will be buried tomorrow following noon Mass in Rossaveal …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 November]