University Status Applications: Technological University for the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Sinn Fein): I welcome the Minister of State to the House. He will be aware that parts of the Kelly report, which has not been published but has been furnished to the Minister for Education and Skills and brought to the Cabinet, on a technological university for the south east were leaked last week. The belief was that the report was going to be discussed by the Cabinet, but I do not know whether that has happened yet …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 16 July]

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Head of HEA says Tech Uni for WIT and IT Carlow is achievable

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Head of the Higher Education Authority has said there will be no forced merger between Waterford IT and IT Carlow. Last October WIT suspend all activities related to its planned merger with Carlow …” (more)

[WLR FM, 25 February]

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Institutes of Technology: University for the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane: I welcome the Minister to the House. I have raised this issue with her previously. The last time we discussed it was a couple of months before the Christmas recess in the aftermath of Waterford Institute of Technology, WIT’s withdrawal from the process of developing a technological university for the south east via the planned merger with Carlow Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 3 February]

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Time university fiasco ended

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“As the fiasco surrounding Waterford’s campaign for a university continues, it has never been more crucial for the key stakeholders in the south east to rise above political machinations and demand what is best for the city and the region …” (more)

[Mary Frances Ryan, Waterford News and Star, 11 November]

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SF Senator says gap exists between WIT and IT Carlow in reaching University criteria

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“David Cullinane says WIT is within a year of reaching criteria to become a technological university, but politics is now standing in the way …” (more)

[WLR FM, 9 November]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2014 by steve

IrelandSenator David Cullinane: I welcome the Minister to the House to take this Adjournment matter and thank her for taking it because I am sure she knows it is a very important issue for the people of Waterford and the entire south east. I am an enthusiastic supporter of a multi-campus technological university for the south east …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 5 November]

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Minister must end educational apartheid by delivering multi-campus university in the Southeast – Cullinane

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Fein Senator David Cullinane has strongly challenged the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan on the current impasse in the Southeast on the provision of a university. Speaking in the Seanad Senator Cullinane said it is obvious that dark forces within the Department, the Higher Education Authority and a minority in both institutes who are resistant to change are working against the process …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 5 November]

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Technological University a ‘realistic and indispensable goal’ for South East – Cullinane

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Speaking from Leinster House today about the news that merger talks between Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow have broken down, Sinn Féin senator David Cullinane has reiterated his support of the proposed merger …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 22 October]

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Cullinane welcomes announcement of technological university for the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2013 by steve

“Senator David Cullinane has welcomed the announcement made today by the Minister for Education that WIT is to be designated a technological university for the South East …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 30 May]

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Waterford Institute of Technology and a University for the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2012 by steve

Senator David Cullinane: May I make a direct appeal, on behalf of the people of Waterford and the south east, to the Minister of State and the Government to expedite the placement of a university in the region. We have had a long-running campaign for a university for the south east, jumping over all the hurdles and through all the hoops over the years …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 3 October]

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Quinn should tackle HEA on university report

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2012 by steve

“… Seán Barrett (Ind) said it was about time the Minister for Education got a grip on the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for ‘publishing’ such shoddy work with such damaging consequences for Irish education …” (more)

[Jimmy Walsh, Irish Times, 26 September]

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Waterford Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2011 by steve

Senator David Cullinane: I welcome the Minister of State to the House. In a previous Adjournment matter I tabled on foot of the job losses in TalkTalk, I raised the issue of the need for a university for the south east and for Waterford Institute of Technology to be designated as a university …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 9 November]

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