Varadkar suggests it could ‘make sense’ to extend Metro to UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested it could be ‘make sense’ to extend the MetroLink line to UCD and on to Sandyford in future years. His remarks came as he was challenged in the Dáil on the current plan for the Metro Line to stop at Charlemont in the south city and the abandonment of the proposal to continue it along the existing Luas Green Line to Sandyford …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn, Independent, 26 March]

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Third Level Expenditure: Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 13th, 2018 by steve

Eamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost per annum of maintaining third level charges at their current rate for each year of the next five years; the cost of abolishing all such fees for each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 July]

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Third Level Staff: Retirement

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2017 by steve

IrelandEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a full-time employee with a third level college who is due to reach the age of 65 years in March 2017 and therefore faces mandatory retirement in September 2017 will be able to agree an extension of their employment contract for an additional period; and the flexibility which exists for the extension of such public sector employment contracts in advance of the expected change of the rules regarding mandatory retirement ages …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 28 March]

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Amended copyright law criticised

Posted in Legal issues on March 1st, 2012 by steve

“A ministerial order allowing record labels and other copyright holders to seek legal injunctions against internet service providers that allow access to websites containing copyrighted material was signed into law yesterday …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 1 March]

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No severe education cuts – Ryan

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2010 by steve

“Green Party Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has said he is ‘confident’ the budget will not contain severe education cuts. Mr Ryan indicated that Fianna Fáil shared the Greens’ view that the education sector should be protected in as far as was possible …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 12 November]

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Ministers announce 37 high-end jobs in new €15m research centre in Cork

Posted in Governance and administration on April 26th, 2010 by steve

“… The Government today announced that United Technologies Corporation is to establish a unique energy and security research centre in Ireland creating 37 new jobs over the next four years through a €15 million investment. The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland …” (more)

[Fianna Fail, 26 April]

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Ryan: Universities have to manage resources better

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Green Party minister Eamon Ryan has said Ireland’s universities will have to manage their resources better following the Government’s decision not to re-introduce third-level fees …” (more)

[, 12 October]

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