Third Level Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2018 by steve

IrelandCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to a national campaign co-ordinated across seven universities regarding a shortfall in funding (details supplied); the steps he is taking to remedy this situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 November]

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Student Grant Scheme and the Cost of Living

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 3rd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has evaluated the rates at which the third level student maintenance grant is awarded in view of the rise in numbers receiving assistance and that the cost of living per student has increased significantly over the same period; his views on whether this trend is a deterrent to those who want to undertake third level education; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 1 October]

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Postgraduate Loan Scheme Implementation

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 3rd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce a postgraduate loan scheme; if he intends to include private sector sponsorship as part of this plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 1 October]

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Third Level Funding – Funding Models

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 19th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update with respect to any forthcoming changes in funding models for third level institutions; if he expects fees to be charged to students directly or a loan system put in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 18 July]

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Croke Park Agreement Savings – Additional Hours

Posted in Governance and administration on June 12th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline the savings made by all the institutes of technology here by the additional two teaching hours that lecturers were obliged to give under the Croke Park agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 11 June]

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 6th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost per application in the administration of processing each application for grant assistance through the Student Universal Support Ireland application process; the length of time taken to arrive at each decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 5 March]

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Student Grant Scheme Reform

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 6th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reform the student grant application process for applicants including the internal workflow management processes used when dealing with applications and students in view of the problems incurred by applicants in interacting with the process in the 2012/13 cohort; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 5 March]

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Education Schemes

Posted in Teaching on November 22nd, 2012 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if in view of the skills gap amongst Irish citizens in terms of filling technology sector jobs and the scaling down of projects designed to stimulate a domestic technology skills base such as the Digital Hub, the measures he is proposing to foster our domestic technology skills base with the aim of job creation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 21 November]

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Springboard project

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 24th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a detailed updated assessment of the springboard project; the number of successful applicants who are currently taking approved courses and those who have finished courses; if he will outline the number of courses taken by field of study, by institution, by age and gender of applicants, by former occupation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 23 February]

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Greater participation in postgraduate study

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 24th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if, in view of the elimination of maintenance payments to postgraduate students from the 2012-13 academic year and considering the recent announcement in the Finance Bill 2012 of a range of fiscal incentives targeted to fostering research and development growth in Ireland, he proposes any measures within his remit to encourage greater participation in postgraduate study; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 23 February]

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Contact hours – Economics departments

Posted in Teaching on February 15th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will inform Dáil Éireann of the mean and median class contact hours for professors, associate professors and senior lecturers in the departments of economics of the following third level institutions: University College Dublin, University of Dublin, National University of Ireland Maynooth, National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork, Dublin City University and the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 14 February]

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Proposed Statutory Instrument on Copyright: Statements

Posted in Legal issues on February 1st, 2012 by steve

Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Sean Sherlock): Let me start by repeating that I fully subscribe to the freedoms, the opportunities and the access to information that the Internet provides us with …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 31 January]

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Higher Education Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 16th, 2011 by steve

Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce any measures to alleviate the financial pressures on mature students who will suffer the combined effect of the removal of the non-adjacent grant and the extension of the non-adjacent area; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 14 September]

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