Funding for 15 new female-only professor posts approved
Monday October 05 2020, 12.01am BST, The Times
Funding for 15 new female-only professor posts has been approved for third-level institutions in a bid to tackle gender inequality in the sector.
Simon Harris, the higher education minister, formally gave the green light to the posts today, saying they are needed to increase female leadership and address the gender imbalance that exists in Irish academia.
Thursday September 03 2020, 12.01am BST, The Times
Third level institutions will be monitored to ensure that their consent policies are being implemented starting this month.
In April last year, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, the higher education minister at the time, announced the framework for consent in higher education institutions (HEIs). Since then higher level institutions have been working on their own individual policies. Funding for third level institutions will be tied to the implementation of these policies.
In the early morning darkness in the fall of 2011, Siobhan Donohue kissed her two sleeping children goodbye and left for Dublin Airport. Her flight to Liverpool, England, took off just as the sun began to glimmer across the runway. Seated among briefcase-carrying businessmen and rowdy bachelorette parties, Donohue clutched her stomach protectively, knowing on her return trip she would no longer be pregnant.
On Friday, May 25, Ireland will go to the polls to decide whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment, the extremely contentious piece of legislation that effectively bans abortion in almost all circumstances.
The referendum has been a long time coming. The amendment, signed into law on October 7, 1983, gave an “equal right to life” to both mother and fetus. Abortion—even in cases of rape, fatal fetal abnormality, and incest—is punishable by up to 14 years’ imprisonment. It is one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the world.
Visiting British pair Emma Pallant and Elliot Smales were the big winners as they led the field home at the IRONMAN 70.3 in Dun Laoghaire.
More than 1,700 athletes took part and put their abilities to the test in what was described as a beautiful, breath-taking and testing course with the professional duo taking the laurels.
In the professional women’s race, USA’s Rebeccah Wassner was first to exit the water in 29.44, two minutes ahead of Pallant and compatriot, Amber Ferreira. Tine Deckers (Belgium) followed a further two minutes back.
World Oceans Day celebrations spanned from the Philippines and Europe to South America, the Caribbean, and North Africa! The fight to protect our oceans is indeed a global struggle, with people pushing forward with solutions all over the world. Meet the activists turning the tide to save the ocean!