Third Level Fees – Placement Years

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 8th, 2018 by steve

IrelandSenator Lorraine Clifford-Lee: I thank the Minister of State for attending the House today to respond to the issue I have raised on third level fees, specifically those charged to students undertaking a year’s internship as part of their course of study. The issue was highlighted to me by a student in north County Dublin who is in her third year in Maynooth. She is on work placement for the full year. She also has a friend who is in DCU who is on a full-year’s work placement. They both have to pay their full fees to their particular universities amounting to more than €3,000 each …” (more)

[Seanad Debates, 6 February]

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Defiant Belfast student who threw eggs at Taoiseach Enda Kenny avoids being expelled from university

Posted in Legal issues on February 15th, 2013 by steve

“A student from Northern Ireland who threw eggs at the Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a visit to University College Dublin has escaped expulsion – but remains defiant …” (more)

[Nicola Anderson, Belfast Telegraph, 15 February]

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UCD Students face disciplinary action after Enda Kenny egging

Posted in Legal issues on February 5th, 2013 by steve

“Following the events on 29th of November, where eggs were thrown at Enda Kenny whilst he opened UCD’s Student Centre, 3 students have learned that they are facing a preliminary hearing …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 4 February]

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Student protesters throw eggs at Taoiseach Enda Kenny in UCD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 30th, 2012 by steve

“Students protesting against fee hikes and cuts in grants have thrown eggs at Taoiseach Enda Kenny during an event at University College Dublin. Gardai removed four people as Mr Kenny delivered a speech at the launch of the UCD Centre and Sports Complex …” (more)

[Lyndsey Telford, Independent, 29 November]

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Angry students slam grant blackmail threat

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 18th, 2012 by steve

“Student anti-cuts group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) has slammed Clare County Council for demanding that an Ennis woman provide proof of payment of the household charge before they release her college grant …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 18 September]

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Student Loans; Students’ Difficulty is Bank of Ireland’s Opportunity

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 9th, 2012 by steve

“Bank of Ireland has introduced a student loan scheme to cover the cost of the Student Contribution Charge that is due to be taken up by 25 third level institutions. This scheme has been introduced under the auspices of easing financial stress of students …” (more)

[Richard Manton and Frank Doherty, FEE, 9 September]

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Controversy Sparked By USI President Interview In HotPress

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 29th, 2012 by steve

“Controversy of sorts has been sparked by an interview with the President of the Union Of Students’ in Ireland (USI), John Logue, published in the most recent issue of HotPress …” (more)

[Keith Broni, The Student Standard, 28 August]

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DCUSU’s Doherty hits back at FEE criticism

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 7th, 2012 by steve

“DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, has hit back at criticism from anti student-cuts group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) over DCU’s student loan deal with Bank of Ireland (BOI) …” (more)

[Aoife Mullen, College View, 7 August]

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Angry students slam debt incursion scheme

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 30th, 2012 by steve

“Leading student anti-cuts group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) has attacked Dublin City University’s decision to agree a student fees loan deal with the Bank of Ireland, the third such Irish Third Level body to do so …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 30 July]

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USI selection of Fianna Fáil speakers causes controversy

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2012 by steve

“The selection of Higher Education Authority (HEA) chief Tom Boland, former presidential candidate Mary Davis and former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke has gained much criticism from mainly left wing students within USI, who have been critical of the apparent softening of the Union leadership …” (more)

[Pádraig McCarrick, The Student Observer, 15 July]

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USI renews free fees policy as HEA chief says Exchequer can’t support future of third level

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2012 by steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland will continue to campaign for free third level education after a majority of delegates at USI Special Congress voted for one hundred percent exchequer funded in a fees preferendum. Out of a total valid poll of 180 delegates, one hundred percent exchequer funded received 95 votes …” (more)

[Ronan Costello, University Times, 23 May]

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Pepper sprayed on their own campus: A member of FEE Galway writes on the Gardai and the Labour Conference protests

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 18th, 2012 by steve

“Last Saturday, Free Education for Everyone Galway was involved in a protest march from Eyre Square to NUI Galway, which resulted in over a 1000 students, turf-cutters, single parents, anti-war activists and others breaking through a Gardai & Private Security barrier erected to stop the Labour Party from seeing the 1000s of people who have been severely affected by their actions over the past year …” (more)

[Studenty_Galway, 18 April]

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Vote FEE (Free Education for Everyone) March 6th, 7th and 8th

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 6th, 2012 by steve

“… FEE is a grassroots student movement which campaigns in opposition to fees and in support of a genuinely open and public university. At QUB, we were at the forefront in the campaign against a fees hike in the North, as well as in opposition to the scrapping of EMA …” (more, video)

[YouTube, 5 March]

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Galway Students in Bank Occupation

Posted in Life on February 29th, 2012 by steve

“Between thirty and thirty-five students from Galway universities are currently engaged in an occupation of a branch of Allied Irish Bank (AIB) on Shop Street in the city. The occupation is being led by left-wing students group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) but also includes members of Occupy Galway, Labour Youth and at least two officers from NUI Galway Students’ Union …” (more)

[Rónán Burtenshaw, University Times, 29 February]

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Students march against education cuts

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 27th, 2012 by steve

“Galway’s students are set to march against the introduction of third-level fees this Wednesday. The demonstration is being organised by Free Education for Everyone Galway and is taking place in opposition to the planned increase of fees to €3,000 by 2015 and the abolition of the Postgraduate grant …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 27 February]

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Angry Students Set to March Against Education Cuts

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 23rd, 2012 by steve

“Students, led by the group Free Education for Everyone Galway, are set to march against the planned increase of Third-Level fees to €3000 by 2015 and the abolition of the Postgraduate grant. The march will take place in Galway on Wednesday, 29 February at 1pm, with participants marching from NUIG’s campus to Eyre Square …” (more)

[Irish Left Review, 23 February]

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Angry Students Set to March Against Education Cuts

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 23rd, 2012 by steve

“Students, led by the group Free Education for Everyone Galway, are set to march against the planned increase of Third-Level fees to €3000 by 2015 and the abolition of the Postgraduate grant …” (more)

[Studenty_Galway, 23 February]

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Angry students set to march against cuts

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 21st, 2012 by steve

“In a press release issued yesterday, it has been announced by the Free Education for Everyone Galway Group that students are set to march against the arranged increase of third-level fees to €3000 by 2015 and the abolition of the Postgraduate grant …” (more)

[College Tribune, 21 February]

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FEE condemn SU change of stance on free education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 1st, 2012 by steve

“UCD Free Education for Everyone (FEE) have voiced their indignation following UCD Students’ Union President, Pat de Brún, announcing his intention of putting a motion to SU Council regarding the Union’s stance on free education …” (more)

[Denis Vaughan, University Observer, 31 January]

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Student protesters target third FG TD’s office

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 5th, 2011 by steve

“A group of students protesting cuts to third-level grants has occupied the Ranelagh constituency office of Dublin TD Eoghan Murphy …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 5 December]

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