Archive for DBS

Dublin Business School company sees profits hike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“The company that runs the Dublin Business School (DBS) saw pre-tax profits rise from €3 million to €3.1m in 2009. The school is the largest independent third-level institution in Ireland and is based on Aungier Street in Dublin …” (more)

[Niamh Hennessy, Irish Examiner, 7 January]

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Law lecturers sue Portobello College over ‘bullying’

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 24 January 2010 by Steve

“Three law lecturers at Dublin Business School, including the dean of the law school, have taken High Court actions for bullying and harassment. John O’Keeffe, Mary Rose Molloy and Lesley Anne Walter are all suing Kitagarth Services, which was acquired by the owner of DBS, Kaplan Inc, and trades as Portobello College …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 24 January]

King’s Inns accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 18 January 2010 by Steve

“Dublin Business School’s law degree has had its King’s Inns accreditation renewed …” (more)

[Irish Times, 18 January]

Law students quit DBS over degree recognition

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 2 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Almost 100 law students have quit their courses at Dublin Business School (DBS) and gone to rival colleges, because of fears about the recognition of their degree. Law graduates who want to go to the Bar must study at the King’s Inns, which recognises a number of law degrees. But there is continuing doubt about its recognition of the DBS Irish law degree, which is validated by the University of Wales and delivered by Portobello law school, now part of DBS …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 1 November]

DBS law students fear loss of King’s Inns recognition

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 26 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“More than 30 students who were studying law at a Dublin private college have left and enrolled in rival institutions because of fears that the King’s Inns will refuse to recognise their degrees. Law graduates who wish to become barristers must have an approved law degree to sit the King’s Inns entrance examinations. The Inns is refusing to clarify whether the course at Dublin Business School (DBS) is approved …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 25 October]

King’s Inns fails to tell students whether it recognises degree

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 12 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“King’s Inns has not accredited the first year of the law degree for Dublin Business School (DBS). It is understood that a number of students who signed up for the three-year course at €5,700 a year have now demanded the return of their fees, and have applied for law courses at other colleges. Law graduates who wish to study to become barristers must have a primary law degree approved by the King’s Inns …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 11 October]

Dublin Business School to discuss law degree validation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 28 September 2009 by Steve

“King’s Inns is to meet senior officials from Dublin Business School (DBS) tomorrow to discuss whether to continue validating the school’s law degree. DBS began offering a degree in Irish law in 2007, following its takeover of the law school at Dublin’s Portobello College, which offered a degree validated by the University of Wales. Since the takeover, a number of law lecturers have left DBS. Law graduates who wish to become barristers can take an entry examination for the King’s Inns degree if they have a primary law degree approved by the Inns. But the King’s Inns website removed the schedule of approved degrees from its website two weeks ago, and is refusing to tell prospective law students whether it recognises the DBS degree …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 27 September]