Annual cost of attending college in Dublin is €12,495, according to a new survey

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The cost of attending one year of college in Dublin is €12,495 for students who are not from the capital, according to a new survey from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The annual Cost of Living Guide for students for 2017-18 revealed that staying at home is nearly €5,000 cheaper for students from Dublin and their families …” (more)

[Dublin Live, 1 July]

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Doctor refused access to case files by University of Limerick to inform inquiry

Posted in Legal issues on July 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A doctor who received a settlement of €209,600 after accusations of bullying at the University of Limerick has been refused access to files relating to his case by UL under the Freedom of Information Act …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 1 July]

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Third Level Charges: Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 1st, 2017 by steve

IrelandRuth Coppinger (Dublin West, Solidarity): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reduce the student contribution charge in third level education; his views on an organisation’s (details supplied) call for the charge to be reduced by a minimum of €250; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 29 June]

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Third Level Funding: Mental Health Services

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2017 by steve

IrelandRuth Coppinger (Dublin West, Solidarity): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will increase funding for mental health services in third level colleges; and his views on the call by an organisation (details supplied) for a €3 million per annum ring-fenced budget for student counselling and supports …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 29 June]

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