USI urges homeowners to open their door to students

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“USI is calling on homeowners with a spare room in their home to open their door to students in need of accommodation. To promote the Homes For Study initiative, a major promotional campaign is now underway across Ireland …” (more)

[USI, 1 August]

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Nevin Institute calls for investment in education and infrastructure

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Government needs to boost spending on areas such as education and infrastructure to protect the Republic’s economy from long-term risks such as Brexit, a report published on Tuesday warns. The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) estimates that the Republic’s wealth will grow 5.8% this year, creating 100,000 new jobs and increasing wages by 2.9% …” (more)

[Barry O’Halloran, Irish Times, 1 August]

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Education is becoming an ‘elitist and unaffordable luxury’ warns Limerick councillor

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“With the cost of a second-level education here now estimated at almost €14,000, the education system is ‘at risk of becoming an elitist and unaffordable luxury’, according to a Limerick City East councillor. The Zurich Life Assurance ‘Cost of Education 2018’ revealed that putting just one child through school can easily run into tens of thousands of euro, with the cost of completing secondary school estimated at €13,858 …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 31 July]

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Lack of student housing in Waterford hits ‘crisis’ point

Posted in Governance and administration, Life on August 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Some students travelling to study in Waterford may be denied a visa due to the lack of accommodation. WITSU Welfare Officer Darren Malone says he is currently dealing with the cases of around 20 students who are effectively homeless …” (more)

[Anthony McFeely, WLR FM, 31 July]

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