On the morning of Dec 16th the petition and the signatories up till that date were presented to the governing body of NUI Galway. It seems they had an extended discussion on the matter of gender balance in senior posts and the problems with the last two promotion rounds. The president then met the five women who Micheline has been supporting in the afternoon. He said NUI Galway were seeking legal advice on whether Micheline’s result also applied to the 5. Following the lack of any positive statement from him they felt it best to still go ahead with submitting their case to the Circuit Court and High Court, which they have now done. However they remain hopeful that NUI Galway might come to see sense over the next month or so. In the mean time the more people who can sign the petition the better. It is important that NUI Galway see that should they embark on a legal case the issues raised by Micheline are not going to fade away and they are going to continue to be shown to be in the wrong.