Archive for NI

Northern Ireland lecturers strike in pensions row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Around 50,000 students across Northern Ireland have been affected by strike action as university lecturers took to the picket line in a row over pensions …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 22 March]

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Disadvantaged Catholics more likely to attend university than Protestants

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Disadvantaged Catholics are twice as likely to attend university as Protestants, according to a new report commissioned by Independent unionist Assembly member Dawn Purvis …” (more)

[Gerry Moriarty, Irish Times, 22 March]

St Patrick’s Day relatively calm despite few arrests and injuries

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Eight people were arrested on St Patrick’s Day in the Holylands for offences including disorderly behaviour, criminal damage and assault. There were also a number of people injured and taken to hospital for treatment …” (more)

[Kerri-Anne Campbell, The Gown, 21 March]

Northern Ireland university lecturers stage strike

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Strike action by university lecturers will affect about 50,000 students in Northern Ireland …” (more)

[BBC News, 21 March]

Lecturers to strike in pensions row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Lecturers at Northern Ireland’s two universities will take strike action on Monday and Thursday to protest against revised pensions arrangements …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 18 March]

Eight arrested in Patrick’s Day celebrations in Holylands

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Eight people were arrested in south Belfast’s Holylands on St Patrick’s Day. They were detained for offences including disorderly behaviour, criminal damage and assault. A large amount of alcohol was confiscated by police …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 18 March]

How the planners and students brought Holyland to its knees

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“The police couldn’t sort it and neither could the politicians. Just about everything was tried – warden patrols, appeals and disciplinary action. But nothing it seems could stop the student rape of Belfast’s Holyland. Or their traditional riot on St Patrick’s Day …” (more)

[Lindy McDowell, Belfast Telegraph, 17 March]