UCC was given permission  to serve short notice on Siptu and the IFUT of its intention to seek an injunction preventing the extension of picketing to the main campus on May 13th. Photograph: Gavin Browne

University College Cork wants an injunction to stop an alleged extension of picketing to its entrance gates next week by employees of a research insti(...)

“If we achieve the predicted return to economic progress in Ireland and elsewhere, it is reasonable to predict that our finest researchers will avail of the opportunity to emigrate to where their work is more valued. The damage to our research programmes will be immense.” Photograph: Getty Images

While research faces significant obstacles in Europe, Ireland’s national research policy is facing an even more alarming crisis as it continues to ign(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, who successfully took a case against her employer NUIG on the grounds of gender discrimination. A meeting on gender and equality issues in higher education has heard how such cases are still rare.  File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Female academics remain very reluctant to bring cases over career progression or gender discrimination, often because they feel isolated, a leading tr(...)

The issue of gender inequality has been under review at a number of universities, including UCC.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The number of women progressing to senior academic posts in universities is “unacceptably low”, with women filling less than one in five of pro(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, accused the Department of Education of failing to resolve the issue of pay disparity between staff at UCC and the tyndall Institute. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Members of two trade unions have today placed pickets at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork in a dispute over pay inequality with colleague(...)

Researchers from Tyndall National Institute stage a ‘Stop the Inequity’ information campaign in UCC yesterday to highlight discrimination against researchers on pay and conditions under Croke Park and Haddington road Agreements. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dissatisfaction over pay has caused a scientist at one of Ireland’s’s leading research centres to move away from the facility. Researchers at the Tynd(...)

Campus cuts: Irish universities have absorbed reductions in funding  while maintaining acceptable levels of excellence and quality. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The central feature of modern public services is mutual support across communities, founded on shared social objectives. The provision of publi(...)

Irish Federation of University Teachers general secretary Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”. Photograph : Bryan O’Brien

University teachers will fight any proposed Government pay cuts by withdrawing “all concessions” made under the original Croke Park I agreement(...)

General secretary of the union, Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (Ifut) voted unanimously this afternoon to reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II. The uni(...)

Robert Watt: secretary general at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform set out forecasts on economy in letter to unions. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s plans to reduce its public service pay and pensions bill by €1 billion will cut economic activity by up to ha(...)