Oireachtas Joint Committee Recommendations on students at Private Colleges

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 28th, 2017 by steve

IrelandBilly Kelleher (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the recommendations of the all-party committee will be implemented to allow all full time low-income QQI degree students receive their SUSI entitlement and to allow them access to the HEA student hardship fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 October]

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Ring road and college needed on Northside

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Cork’s northside needs a third-level campus and a northern ring road — otherwise Cork runs the risk of becoming irreversibly lopsided in terms of development and infrastructure. That is according to Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North Central, Billy Kelleher, who said that the two factors were absolutely key to an area crying out for development economically and socially …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 3 October]

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Student Grant Scheme – Wake Up SUSI campaign

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 23rd, 2016 by steve

IrelandBilly Kelleher (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the outcome of meetings between his Department officials and representatives of the Wake Up SUSI campaign who are seeking grants for low-income students attending Quality and Qualifications Ireland degree courses in recognised private colleges from autumn 2016, as well as access to the Higher Education Authority hardship fund; and if he has taken any decision on their request that will ensure they will be able to continue their studies …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 June]

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Targeting graduate nurses for pay cuts is a ‘cheap shot’

Posted in Governance and administration on December 12th, 2012 by steve

“This Government’s decision to slash pay for newly qualified nurses amounts to yet another attack on graduates and lower paid workers, according to Fianna Fáil’s Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 12 December]

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Back to Education Allowance

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 15th, 2011 by steve

Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will review the criteria for the back to education allowance to ensure that it is sufficiently flexible to accommodate those who need same; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Questions, 13 October]

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