Student Accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on April 19th, 2018 by steve

IrelandClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the recent 27% year-on-year increase in rent at a student residence (details supplied); and his plans to address exorbitant rents in the student accommodation sector …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 April]

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Third Level Admissions Reform: HEAR and DARE

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 19th, 2017 by steve

IrelandClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that some colleges are operating a system of a fixed number of places for mature students, HEAR and DARE applicants collectively (details supplied); his plans to change the system; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 11 September]

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Student Accommodation: Private Purpose Built Units

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the disparity between rents being charged in private purpose built student accommodation (details supplied) and the average rent which DIT estimate students currently pay, which is €348 per month; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 21 March]

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Third Level Staff – Precarity

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2017 by steve

IrelandClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, United Left): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the rise of precarious employment and short-term contracts in higher education …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 March]

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Third Level Staff – Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration on February 9th, 2017 by steve

IrelandClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, United Left): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the diminishing of terms and conditions of employment of both academic and administrative staff in Trinity College (details supplied); and if so, his plans regarding same …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 February]

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Third Level Staff – Rehiring of retired staff

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2016 by steve

IrelandClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, United Left): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she is satisfied as to the legal permissibility and enforceability of a third level institute enforcing a reduction in the pay of rehired retired staff to an arbitrary level on foot of non-binding written advice from the Higher Education Authority but in the absence of a circular from her advising as to the appropriate level at which such staff should be paid; whether, in the absence of a public sector union agreement as to the appropriate pay level for such staff, she will direct the authority to rescind its advice …” (more)

[Dáil Written answers, 14 April]

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Third Level Staff – NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on July 1st, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the damage to the reputation of the National University of Ireland by recent high profile discrimination against female academic staff and applicants at the National University of Ireland Galway, if she will back the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union’s call for an independent equality review …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 30 June]

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Scientific Research

Posted in Research on April 23rd, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will seek to rebalance the funding of science research such that the Government’s preference for funding oriented basic research, applied research and over-basic research in view of the fact that this preference has led to steadily decreasing numbers of research staff in Irish universities …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 21 April]

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Research Funding

Posted in Research on March 26th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps he plans to take in response to the unprecedented move by over 900 scientists expressing concern regarding the Government’s research policy and over-concentration on commercial research …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 26 March]

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Dublin City University and All Hallows

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of the linkage agreement between Dublin City University and All Hallows; and if he will confirm that this agreement includes QQI approval for DCU to validate adult learning bachelor of arts degrees …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 8 July]

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Third Level Staff – Promotion

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2014 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding promotion within the university sector for academic staff and the limitations that apply regarding these promotions in view of the funding issue in the sector …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 1 July]

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Protecting Archives in light of Boston Tapes Controversy

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 30th, 2014 by steve

“I recently asked the Minister for Education about the security of academic research in third level institutions in Ireland in light of the recent controversy surrounding the legal challenge to research at Boston College …” (more)

[Clare Daly, United Left Alliance, 29 May]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility – Postgraduate Degrees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 7th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills since the abolition of maintenance grants for postgraduate students, the provisions that are being made for students from lower socio-economic groups to help them with the financial means to complete their studies …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 4 February]

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Children should ‘feel the texture of a book’ alongside digital learning

Posted in Teaching on January 22nd, 2014 by steve

“Children from two to 10 years old should ‘feel the texture of a book and the printed word in reading and writing and the physical holding of it’, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has told the Dáil …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 22 January]

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Third Level Fees – University Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 5th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that no plans for a graduate tax, student loan or student voucher system in relation to university fees will be considered in Budget 2014 …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 3 July]

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Science Foundation Ireland Appointments

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if his attention has been drawn to any previous academic malpractice in relation to a person (details supplied); and if so, if this was known prior to said person’s appointment to the Science Foundation Ireland …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 2 July]

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Statement from TUI activists on Croke Park 2

Posted in Governance and administration on April 17th, 2013 by steve

“The No2CrokePark2 Campaign welcomes the rejection of Croke Park 2 by trade unionists across the public sector …” (more)

[Clare Daly TD, 16 April]

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End of Academic year brings more anxiety for Students facing uncertain future in Third Level Education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 15th, 2013 by steve

“As the academic year comes to a close and exam season is upon us many students will be wondering if they can afford to return next September? With assignments such as reports, essays and examination preparation looming over student’s minds as end of year deadlines are coming ever nearer …” (more)

[Clare Daly, 15 April]

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DCU Student Speaks Out, ‘Labour are betraying their principles yet again’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 5th, 2013 by steve

“Remembering back to 2011 and the Labour Party Manifesto, there is one particularly interesting paragraph on page 60 outlining the party’s position on access to third level education …” (more)

[Clare Daly TD, 5 February]

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Student Grant Scheme Expenditure

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 19th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills in future years will there be an overall reduction in the moneys allocated for student grants and the proposed figures for same. [56477/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The funding allocation for student grants for future years will be determined in the context of the overall Estimates and Budgetary process undertaken by all Government Departments. It is not, therefore, possible at this stage to predict what the allocation for student grants, will be in the future.”

[Dáil Éireann Written Answer, 18 December]

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