Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the institutes of technology that have expressed an interest, or are involved, in a process to become technological universities; the stage each process is at; the amount that has been spent by each institute individually or collectively on the process to date; the amount of additional funding that has been available to support the processes; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 July]

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Higher Education Institutions Expenditure – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the deficit incurred by Waterford Institute of Technology in each of the years 2013 to 2016 to date; the measures being put in place to address the deficit; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 12 July]

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Waterford IT and Carlow merger ‘most likely option’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An ‘integration’ of Waterford and Carlow’s Institutes of Technology remains ‘the most likely option’ when it comes to the delivery of university status for the region. That’s the view which has been re-emphasised by Waterford TD David Cullinane (SF) in a discussion paper that’s been seen by The Munster Express ahead of its publication today (Tuesday) …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 7 June]

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Technological Universities – The South-East

Posted in Governance and administration on June 3rd, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of the Central Statistics Office household quarterly survey, quarter 1 report which shows that unemployment in the south east is dangerously high at 12.5%; if prioritising the development of a technological university in the region is an urgent priority; the steps he will take to ensure the speedy provision of a technological university in the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 June]

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Institutes of Technology Funding – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on June 3rd, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein):To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase funding to Waterford Institute of Technology for upgrading and extending laboratory facilities; his views on the growth in employment prospects in the biopharma industry in the south east; if the region has continuously increased its intake to meet demand; if the potential to meet future increased demand is inhibited due to limited laboratory space; if better mapping between investment and regional demand will provide additional investment opportunities; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 1 June]

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Institutes of Technology – Deficits

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to provide the details of the draft financial statements for all institutes of technology for the 2014-2015 and for the 2015-2016 academic years, including the amount of the deficit any are showing in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 May]

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Institutes of Technology – Deficits

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of institutes of technology which are running a deficit in tabular form …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Institutes of Technology Expenditure – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of its budget that Waterford Institute of Technology spends on salaries …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Institutes of Technology – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the staff retention levels in Waterford Institute of Technology; his plans and timescale for completing the engineering block on its grounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Cutbacks have left Waterford IT seriously underfunded – Cullinane

Posted in Governance and administration on May 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, said today that successive government cutbacks have left Waterford Institute of Technology seriously underfunded, with only 15% of its budget now available for non-payroll issues …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 23 May]

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Institutes of Technology Expenditure – Deficits

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

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the institutes of technology which are running a deficit, in tabular form …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 May]

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Technological Universities: IT Carlow and Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Sinn Fein): I also welcome the Minister and thank him for taking this important motion, even though it does not fall into his portfolio. I am glad the Minister has taken this Commencement matter because he has taken a hands-on approach to what has been happening in the south east in recent years with the jobs action plan and the south-east action plan as well. The Minister will be aware of the importance of the need for a technological university for the south east …” (more)

[Seanad debates, 18 November]

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Kelly Report an opportunity to kick-start process – Cullinane

Posted in Governance and administration on July 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Fein’s Waterford based Senator David Cullinane noting the publication today of the ‘Kelly Report’ on the engagement and consultation process on a Technological University for the South East said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 28 July]

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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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