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DITSU President, Boni Odoemene.

DITSU President, Boni Odoemene

The three-year funding agreement between management at the Dublin Institute of Technology and DIT Student’s Union ran out on 30 June last.

The parties had been negotiating an agreement for several months and both sides came to an agreement in late April. The agreement was approved by the Senior Leadership Team of the DIT, chaired by the President of the DIT, and was formally signed by the Director of Student Affairs of the DIT. However, an objection by Imelda Reynolds, a business rep on the Governing Body, who wants the union to be subject to DIT Internal Audit, has blocked the agreement.

As a result, DIT Students’ Union has no funding in place – despite having signed off on agreements twice with DIT management.
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Human Rights, National

Statement from Irish Housing Network

The five families in emergency accommodation have been allowed to stay in Lynam’s Hotel until the 1st of August thanks to negotiations between the Irish Housing Network and the hotel management. The hotel managers are permitting the families to stay free of charge, as Dublin City Council have still not sourced suitable alternative long-term emergency accommodation for them.

The future of these families is far from secure; they refute Dublin City Council’s statement that they have been offered suitable alternative accommodation. While some have been offered short-term rooms in other hotels, none of these places are suitable or secure.
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Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Dáil Debates, National, Oral Questions

Human Rights, National, Protests

CMABS Press Release 18.7.2016

SURVIVORS TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST EXCLUSION AND DISCRIMINATION
AT THE INQUIRY INTO MOTHER & BABY HOMES
at 73 LOWER BAGGOT STREET, DUBLIN 2
ON TUESDAY AT 1.30 PM

  • FORMAL COMPLAINT TO BE LODGED TO INQUIRY
  • SURVIVORS APPEAL FOR LEGAL TEAM TO
    TAKE A JUDICIAL REVIEW
  • NORTHERN IRELAND’S COMPARABLE ‘HARTE’ INQUIRY
    IS MAKING IRELAND “LOOK RIDICULOUS”

Survivors from Mother and Baby homes and other institutions and homes associated with forced and illegal adoptions will picket the official Inquiry to such Homes for refusing to include ALL survivors. The survivor community has been sliced in two by the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry and thousands have been excluded. This wanton discrimination and exclusion is insulting and deeply hurtful to our aging survivor community.
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