Schools and entry to third level

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on May 16th, 2020 by steve

“Sir, – What is evident from this Leaving Certificate fiasco is that we are stuck in a place where our entire educational system fails to work as a whole. Primary school teachers, through play and interaction, music, drama, the outdoors, among other things, do their best to instil the love of learning into our children. I believe we do this well and our children leave this system on a sound footing …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 16 May]

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Application to increase size of Lough student apartments

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2020 by steve

“The developer behind plans to build student apartments overlooking the Lough in Cork city has applied to An Bord Pleanála to further increase the size of the development. Lyonshall has purchased additional land adjacent to the site it had earmarked for the development and is now seeking permission to increase the complex from 419 student beds to 554 …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Irish Examiner, 14 May]

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Technological Universities – The South-East

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2020 by steve

James Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the establishment of a technological university for the south-east; the position regarding the creation of a campus in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 May]

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Third Level Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 16th, 2020 by steve

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of abolishing third-level student fees; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 May]

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Third Level Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 16th, 2020 by steve

Eoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is conducting a review of the university fees policy for persons returning home abroad to study and that are no longer deemed to be Irish citizens for the purposes of university fees …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 May]

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Technological Universities – Munster TU

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2020 by steve

Catherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the application by the Munster technological university consortium on behalf of Cork IT and Tralee IT to become a technological university; if the implementation of the recommendations of the international advisory panel as endorsed by the HEA and him have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis; the revised timeline to allow each of the recommendations to be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 13 May]

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