Ireland will suffer if universities drop in rankings, MEP says

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s reputation will take a ‘hammer blow’ if Irish universities continue to fall in global rankings, a Fine Gael MEP has warned.Brian Hayes was speaking ahead of the publication on Wednesday night of the the latest set of the Times Higher Education’s world university rankings …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 September]

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UK college fees could triple for Irish students says Fine Gael MEP

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“University fees for Irish students in the UK could triple according to a Fine Gael MEP. Brian Hayes has said the welfare of Irish students studying abroad needs to be considered in the post-Brexit negotiations …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 28 June]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 17th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Anthony Lawlor: I thank the Ceann Comhairle’s office for giving me the chance to raise this issue. Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, has been working well in this, its second year. There have not been too many problems. However, nationality and immigration status pose an anomaly in terms of selecting people for grants …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 16 April]

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Grangegorman seeks €200m private funding

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2013 by steve

“The redevelopment of DIT at Grangegorman will require a funding injection from the private sector, as it was announced earlier this month that €200m in private investment will be sought to help fund the project …” (more)

[Barry Lennon, The Edition, 27 September]

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Croke Park savings target of €300 million ‘may not be achieved’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2013 by steve

“Minister of State Brian Hayes has given the Government’s first public indication that it may not generate €300 million in savings on the public service pay and pensions bill this year under talks on a revision to the Croke Park II agreement …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 19 May]

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College lecturers say they’ll fight any move to enforce wage cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2013 by steve

“University lecturers have said they will fight any move by the Government to enforce pay cuts or changes in conditions following the rejection of Croke Park II proposals …” (more)

[Louise Hogan and Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 29 April]

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The behavioural aspects of the collapse of the Croke Park Extension

Posted in Governance and administration on April 20th, 2013 by steve

“In the christian bible the First Book of Kings Verses has a wonderful vignette of how not to win friends and influence people. King Rehoboham is discussing policy with his advisors, having recently taken the throne from Solomon …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 20 April]

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No guarantees for workers if Croke Park 2 is rejected, says Hayes

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2013 by steve

“Everything will be back on the table if the Croke Park 2 proposals are not accepted by unions, Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has warned today …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 7 April]

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Schools and new DIT site top priorities in government’s stimulus package

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2013 by steve

“Minister Brian Hayes has announced the government’s next phase in delivering its €2.25 billion stimulus package …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 21 March]

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Hayes: Some savings have to come from public pay

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“The junior finance minister, Brian Hayes, has not ruled out introducing legislation to make savings of €1bn on the public sector pay and pension bill, if there is no agreement on an extension of the Croke Park Agreement …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 19 February]

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SF seeks pay cut for those ‘at the top’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“Excessive pay and pensions ‘of a tiny minority at the top’ have to be tackled as part of public-sector reform when nurse graduates are being offered ‘yellow pack’ wages, the Dáil heard …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 24 January]

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HSE criticised for failing to clarify non-payment of student allowances

Posted in Governance and administration on November 30th, 2012 by steve

“Minister of State for Finance Brian Hayes has rebuked the HSE for failing to clarify the non-payment of allowances to third-year DIT biomedical science students. He was responding to Labour TD Joanna Tuffy …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 30 November]

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YFG evade protesters

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 26th, 2012 by steve

“On Tuesday November 13th the Students’ Union Council, as part of the Gilmore 250 campaign, voted to hold a protest against government TDs who were attending meetings in UCD. One of the TDs, Minister of State, Brian Hayes was speaking at a Young Fine Gael meeting, which was moved to the Arts Block to avoid the protesters …” (more)

[James Grannell, College Tribune, 26 November]

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Hayes: Public sector salaries over €100k have to be looked at

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2012 by steve

“Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said that salaries of over €100,000 that are paid to workers in the public sector are the ‘biggest area’ that has to be examined by the government …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 24 September]

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Public sector sick-pay bill and quangos face squeeze

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2012 by steve

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told his ministers to squeeze the Croke Park deal by finding more savings from the public sector sick pay bill and voluntary redundancies …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 17 September]

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Croke Park successor may target pay and conditions

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2012 by steve

“Senior Government figures have indicated they may seek to water down the protections on pay and conditions set out in the Croke Park agreement in discussions on any future deal …” (more)

[Martin Wall and Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 10 September]

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Croke Park ‘shield for inactivity’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2012 by steve

“Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said that some people are using the Croke Park agreement as a shield for their own inactivity …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 6 September]

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‘Nuclear winter’ if Croke Park deal axed

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2012 by steve

“One of the ministers charged with overseeing the reform of the public service has warned of a ‘nuclear winter’ of industrial action if the Croke Park deal is abandoned …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 18 February]

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Croke Park Agreement: Statements

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2012 by steve

Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Deputy Brian Hayes): I thank the House for the opportunity to speak on this important matter. I am aware that a number of Senators have been seeking a debate of this nature for some time …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 9 February]

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Hayes: Scrapping Croke Park deal would be ‘nonsensical’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes has today branded the notion of scrapping the Croke Park Agreement as ‘nonsensical’ …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 22 January]

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