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News Digest - October 2018


28 October 2018 – Sunday Times (subscription only)

Sick note threat to fee boom

Reporting on the court ruling in favour of the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) to make the Medicover health insurance taken out by non-EU students deemed “ordinarily resident” in Ireland liable for community rating, which will dramatically increase the cost of mandatory health insurance for international students. President of NCI, Gina Quin, notes: “Most of our international students are here for a single academic year on master’s programmes, so they won’t be deemed as ordinarily resident for the purposes of health insurance.”


19 October 2018 – IBEC Newsroom

IFSC pivotal to urban regeneration of Dublin – FSI

This article quotes president of NCI, Gina Quin, “Cities are driven by talented people, and skills and lifelong learning are key drivers of the success of Dublin’s IFSC. National College of Ireland prides itself on being closely aligned to the needs of learners and the Financial Services Industry.”


16 October 2018 – The Irish Times

What Ireland’s specialist third-level institutions have to offer

Includes listing of NCI’s open days, as well as briefly describing the college


18 October 2018 – The Evening Echo (print only) and Business & Finance

Aspira appoint Head of Emerging Technologies

New appointments at Aer Lingus, Apsira, and Bord Bia

Dr Vikas Sahni, lecturer at NCI, is appointed Head of Emerging Technologies at Aspira, the specialist enterprise solutions company.


04 October 2018 – Business and Finance

New notable appointments at DCC plc, BDM Boylan, Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants

Among the qualifications of Paul Malone, newly appointed Deputy General Secretary of the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS), is a CIPD certificate in personnel practice from NCI.


05 October 2018 - Irish Rugby

Noone: Clontarf Fired Up After Fifth Place Finish

Michael Noone, Clontarf’s new captain, obtained a Masters in Business and Finance at NCI.


29 October 2018 – Women Mean Business

Big role in the Citi

Cecilia Ronan, new CCO for Citi Ireland, serves on the board of NCI.


25 October 2018 – The Northern Standard

CodeWeek EU 2018 launched at Monaghan Institute (print only)

NCI MSc in Cybersecurity student, Fulvio Romano, was guest speaker at MI’s CodeWeek launch.


25 October 2018 – Donegal Democrat

Donegal man shares his story to inspire others with a disability

Frank Larkin credits an NCI course made available in Letterkenny IT for opening up a number of job avenues for him.