No input from Department of Finance in promise to freeze college fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on August 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Joe McHugh’s political promise to freeze college fees for five years was made without any input from the Department of Finance, the Irish Examiner understands. The promise to freeze fees at €3,000 a year for college students was made by Mr McHugh despite ongoing demands from universities for the Government to address a major funding shortfall in the sector …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner, 12 August]

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Department of Finance spends €280,000 on courses

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 12th, 2014 by steve

“The Department of Finance has spent over €280,000 over the past year in third level and training courses for its staff, new figures show. According to the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, the department has spent over €15,000 on one course alone …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Examiner, 12 July]

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Education staff warned of major changes to work practices

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2011 by steve

“The Department of Finance has warned there will have to be ‘real reform’ of work practices in the education sector if significant savings are to be generated. It also signalled “the myriad allowances” paid to staff would be key to delivering savings …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 9 April]

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