Higher Education Authority

Posted in Governance and administration on July 8th, 2017 by steve

IrelandAlan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason board appointments are not being filled in the HEA; and his views on whether the organisation is adequately resourced to function …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 July]

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Minister Bruton must bear responsibility for lack of oversight of Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The recent Prime Time revelations regarding some universities in Ireland highlight the need for more regulatory oversight but responsibility for the current lack of oversight rests firmly with Minister Richard Bruton. ‘In two significant areas he has failed to act to ensure greater compliance during his term as Minister for Education and Skills …'” (more)

[Alan Kelly, Labour Party, 28 May]

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University Governance – Presidential Residences

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2016 by steve

IrelandAlan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of universities that currently provide a residence for their president; if he is aware of any universities in the process of purchasing such properties; if such expenditure is an appropriate use of public funds; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 June]

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USI call for student supports to be maintained in Budget 2015

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 4th, 2014 by steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for student support levels to be maintained in its pre-budget submission and education policy for the coming year …” (more)

[Aine McMahon, Irish Times, 4 September]

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Sherlock is bookies’ favourite to take over department

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Labour is odds on with the bookies to retain the Education portfolio in the Government following the resignation of Ruairi Quinn. Favourite to succeed Mr Quinn is junior minister for research and innovation Sean Sherlock at 2-1 …” (more)

[Tom Brady, Independent, 3 July]

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Stress-free Travel for UCC Staff

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2011 by steve

“UCC will provide free bicycles to facilitate staff to make short journeys around the campus and Cork city in a new scheme launched recently by Alan Kelly TD, the Minister of State with responsibility for Public and Commuter Transport. The initiative will reduce reliance on car and taxi journeys and improve efficiency through reduced travel times …” (more)

[University College Cork News, 18 August]

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77% of PhD students will stay in education rather then work in knowledge economy

Posted in Teaching on January 31st, 2011 by steve

“Releasing the results of a survey of PhD students, Alan Kelly, reveals that the majority of PhD students will stay in the education cycle rather than contribute to the so-called ‘Knowledge economy’ …” (more)

[Alan Kelly, Labour Party Blog, 31 January]

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