Time for a fair deal for teachers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on January 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A chara, – Fiach Kelly writes in ‘State may pay to train teachers’ (News, December 30th, 2017) that the Government is considering paying ‘some if not all of the cost of a teaching qualification’ to tackle chronic shortages of teachers in key subjects. Other proposed measures referred to in this article include …” (more)

[Catherine Martin, Irish Times, 2 December]

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Technological Universities Bill: Committee Stage

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 21st, 2017 by steve

IrelandFiona O’Loughlin (Kildare South, Fianna Fail): It is proposed that we group a number of the amendments together. Amendments Nos 1, 14, 24, 63, 145, 180 and 199 are related and will be discussed together …” (more)

[Select Committee on Education and Skills, 15 November]

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Third Level Admissions Entry Requirements: NI Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 19th, 2016 by steve

IrelandCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of the concerns that grade comparisons may be working at a disadvantage to Northern Ireland students and if he will resolve this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 May]

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Greens welcome proposed changes to University entrance criteria

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 22nd, 2012 by steve

“The Green Party’s Deputy Leader and Education Spokesperson, Catherine Martin said today: ‘The report from the Irish Universities Association contains several positive proposals which if implemented should improve both our second and third level education systems’ …” (more)

[Green Party, 22 August]

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