DCU News

New postgraduate representative elected

December 11, 2019

The DCU Postgrad officer bye-election will be taking place from 7am on the 3rd December to 10pm on the 4th December via loop. Two candidates are running for the part-time voluntary position on the Students’ Union executive.

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National Transport Authority plan to replace Leap Cards

December 11, 2019

Leap cards will be replaced by the ability to pay for travel through mobile phones, bank cards, contactless bank cards or official ID. All of these forms of payment require user data so the anonymous option is through QR codes or some sort of electronic token.

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Affordable child care essential for gender equality in the workplace

December 11, 2019

A discussion was held at the inaugural #WorkEqual conference which took place on November 27th, regarding affordable and accessible childcare provisions, as well as an optional shared paternal leave in the first year of a baby’s life in order to achieve workplace equality.

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Commission proposes to seal abuse records

December 11, 2019

The commission’s report, known as the Ryan reports, was published in May 2009 and detailed accounts from abuse survivors of Irish industrial schools from 1936 to 1970, stating that approximately 170,000 children were admitted during this period. The personal accounts submitted by survivors were both confidentially anonymous and credited.