The founding president of the University of Limerick is sending his honorary doctorate in the post back to the National University of Ireland, after failing to receive a formal response from it.
The founding president of the University of Limerick Professor Edward Walsh is handing back the honorary doctorate awarded to him by the NUI because he objects to former Taoiseach Brian Cowen receiving the honor.
A former president of NUI Galway has been accused of “inappropriately” supporting Aer Arann boss Pádraig Ó Céidigh in the Seanad elections by a leading member of the college’s governing authority.
It is my opinion that our undemocratic Seanad is no more than an elitist crèche. If anyone is asked to name a senator, they will probably name David Norris. The majority of the electorate have no idea who our senators are or how they get elected.
While taoiseach in 1982 Charles Haughey fulfilled the invitation to the White House for St Patrick’s Day that had been extended to his predecessor Garret Fitz-Gerald. Mr Haughey then invited the president to Ireland on a state visit.
It will not just be Fota Island Resort inviting Irish golf to party in two weeks’ time, the Irish Open hosts’ fellow Corkonians are also getting in on the act as a nation of golfers descends on the county for the prestigious European Tour event.
Having worked as an environmental consultant for nearly 40 years and in as many countries, and from time to time involved with the development and implementation of community drinking water systems, I am appalled at the lack of accountability as regards what Irish Water received by way of consultancy fees.