Medical students should be paid to stay in Ireland, says department

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Government should consider a scheme to provide several thousand euro annually to medical students to meet living expenses in return for a commitment to work in the Irish health service on graduation, officials in the Department of Public Expenditure have proposed …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 30 August]

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Government Paper Says Student Fees Need to be Raised Above €4,000 to Fund Higher Education Sector

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on May 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An increase in student fees of €1,000 would be insufficient to solve the funding gap in the higher education sector, and an even greater fee increase is needed, according to a paper prepared by officials at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform …” (more)

[Chris McMahon, University Times, 28 May]

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TUI President Gerry Quinn’s response to Minister Jan O’ Sullivan

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister we welcome you and your officials to our Congress. This is your first TUI Congress as Minister and it is my first TUI Congress as President, so we have one thing in common. However, while our welcome is sincere it occurs in very difficult circumstances …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 8 April]

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Unions turned down in bid for refund of €17m pension levy

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Unions tried to get a clawback of the public sector pension levy this year – worth €17m in total – but were refused, new documents reveal …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 12 January]

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TCD stance on ruling may hit funding

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 1st, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin could face a significant cut in Government funding as a penalty for the non-implementation of a Labour Court ruling that is binding under the Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[Seán Flynn and Martin Wall, Irish Times, 1 September]

[The Blogmeister writes: The assumptions here are rather ominous – it’s true that the current legislation doesn’t allow universities to be fined for conduct the minister happens to disapprove of, but is that now being seen as a ‘loophole’, rather than as a pre-condition of university autonomy?]

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