Review of appeals process for State exams to be carried out following vet student’s High Court challenge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on September 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A review of the appeals process for State exams will be carried out following a successful High Court challenge by teenager Rebecca Carter. Rebecca, whose exam points were wrongly totted up by State Examinations Commission markers, won her High Court case …” (more)

[Laura Larkin, Independent, 27 September]

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‘King of promises’: Tánaiste slated over student housing prices

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2018 by steve

“Tánaiste Simon Coveney insisted the Government was meeting its targets on developing student accommodation on Thursday as he faced trenchant criticism in the Dáil that students could not afford the rates for purpose-built housing. The Government is considering encouraging more digs-type accommodation and rent-a-room schemes as short-term measures …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 12 July]

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Third Level Qualifications Data: Careers in ICT

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2016 by steve

IrelandDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress in meeting 74% of industry demands domestically for information and communications technology, ICT, professionals by 2018 as set out in the 2014 ICT skills action plan by year, by total number, by percentage in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 January]

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Priority Questions: Scientific Research

Posted in Research on March 26th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his policy on capturing the long-term benefits of scientific research, following an open letter by over 900 scientists (details supplied); his strategy for the funding of applied research and basic research; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Questions, 26 March]

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Horizon 2020 Strategy Funding

Posted in Research on April 15th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation how Ireland will be able to maximise funding for research and development under the Horizon 2020 plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 15 April]

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Haddington Road Agreement Issues – Pay and Pensions

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

Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the process that will apply in determining the restoration of pay cuts provided for under the Haddington Road Agreement; if restoration of pay cuts will automatically lead to equivalent increases for pensions in payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 20 June]

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Technovation Programme

Posted in Teaching on January 25th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made in the South East to develop and pilot an innovation graduates programme in conjunction with the Institutes of Technology; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 23 January]

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Public Sector Retirements

Posted in Governance and administration on February 29th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide an estimate of the number of public servants who will retire by the end of February 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 28 February]

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Increase in the student contribution fee

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

Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he had already made the decision to increase the student contribution fee by €1,000 in the coming years at the time that he announced the €250 increase for 2012; the reason he failed to inform the public of his intentions at the time of the budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 23 February]

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Participation at third level

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 20th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the increase in participation at third level over the past decade, if he considered the likely impact on participation at third level following decisions taken in budget 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 19 January]

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