Northern Ireland students and EU fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 6th, 2019 by steve

IrelandGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if students domiciled in Northern Ireland who wish to enter third-level education in institutions here in September 2020 and in the years following will be considered non-EU students; if they will be required to pay the non-EU rate of student fees; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 4 July]

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Technological Universities Data

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

IrelandGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the name and location of technological universities nationally; and the institutes of technology which merged to form these technological universities …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 March]

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Technological Universities Status – Dundalk IT

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2019 by steve

IrelandGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an institute of technology (details supplied) is in the process of establishing a formal amalgamation with a college of further and higher education in Northern Ireland; the legislative provision that exists both here and in Northern Ireland for the creation of such an amalgamated institute; if such an amalgamated institute would be able to apply for technological university status here; the implications this may have for staff members; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 March]

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Third Level Education – Asylum Seekers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 1st, 2016 by steve

IrelandGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if asylum seekers who arrived here as children and have completed their second-level education and leaving certificate will be permitted to attend third-level educational institutions; and to set out the financial supports they may be eligible to apply for …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 27 September]

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DkIT lecturers inform local politicians on impact of cuts and underfunding

Posted in Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A delegation from the Dundalk Institute of Technology branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland visited Dáil Éireann last Wednesday to meet with politicians from the North East region to seek support for the Union’s campaign opposing further cuts to funding at DkIT …” (more)

[Talk of the Town, 22 December]

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Minister must meet DkIT group

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

Ireland“Gerry Adams has called on the Education Minister to engage with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) staff and the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) following his attendance at a briefing in the Dáil for all Oireachtas members on Wednesday 16th December …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 19 December]

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Universities and colleges contributed more than $70,000

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2015 by steve

USA“New Jersey private Catholic college gave $25,000 after talk by Adams in 1998. Educational institutions have contributed more than $70,000 to Friends of Sinn Féin since the establishment of the organisation two decades ago, according to records filed with the US department of justice …” (more)

[Pamela Duncan and Erin McGuire, Irish Times, 5 March]

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Taoiseach says teachers’ strike is avoidable, but they don’t agree

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on January 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Enda Kenny has said that tomorrow’s teachers strike over Junior Cycle reform is avoidable. The Taoiseach was speaking in the Dáil this afternoon when he said the planned industrial action is ‘avoidable, even today, if the teachers take on board that the Minister has engaged with them and is willing to engage with them’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 21 January]

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Hobbs: New party aims to keep public-sector pay in check

Posted in Governance and administration on January 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Eddie Hobbs says his new party has left-wing targets – using right-wing economics. The financial journalist is joining Lucinda Creighton to form a new political party being launched in around eight weeks time …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 2 January]

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Hunger strike episode important in explaining reaction to Boston College project

Posted in Research on May 20th, 2014 by steve

“In his seminal account of the 1981 IRA hunger strikes, Afterlives, Richard O’Rawe writes that when, in 1991, he canvassed the idea that he might go public with his story of what really happened during the protest, that someone close to the Sinn Féin leadership told him, ‘as a friend’, that if he did, he could be shot …” (more)

[Irish Times, 20 May]

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The returning of the Boston tapes

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 7th, 2014 by steve

“Both sets of protagonists, in reality, are on the side of the angels. Or to be more precise, of ‘truth’. And yet both are irreconcilable. The arguments about the Boston College tapes and the evidence they may contain about those involved in the murder of Jean McConville and others are ultimately about which truth should prevail …” (more)

[Irish Times, 7 May]

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Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 7th, 2014 by steve

“Boston College have said that the notion that they were too quick to hand over the Troubles tapes to the PSNI is ‘tired rhetoric’ that ‘quite frankly is too willingly accepted by the Irish media’, said Jack Dunn, spokesperson for the college …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 7 May]

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Boston College history department distances itself from tapes

Posted in Research on May 6th, 2014 by steve

“The history department at Boston College in the US has disowned the archive which it is believed was central to the arrest of Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams last Wednesday …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 6 May]

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How the Adams arrest threatens academic freedom

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 6th, 2014 by steve

“He might have been kept away from his family for four nights, and he might have found the prison food impossible to digest, but Gerry Adams isn’t actually the main victim of the British authorities’ latest raking-over of certain historical events of the Troubles. No, academic freedom is …” (more)

[Brendan O’Neill, spiked, 6 May]

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Gerry Adams arrest: when is it right for academics to hand over information to the courts?

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 6th, 2014 by steve

Australia“Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland for questioning over an abduction and murder committed in Belfast in 1972. He maintains his innocence and after four days in custody was released without charge …” (more)

[Mark Israel, The Conversation, 6 May]

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Gerry Adams & Boston College: A Fresh Challenge for Oral History

Posted in Research on May 5th, 2014 by steve

“‘Don’t do a Duffy on me’, a senior politician once remarked when I interviewed him for my research. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard such a quip. And while it was meant as a joke, the very fact that the remark was even passed …” (more)

[Ciara Meehan: Historian, Author, Researcher, 5 May]

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Sinn Fein Leader’s Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 3rd, 2014 by steve

“… At issue is whether academic guarantees of confidentiality carry any weight when they run into the force of a criminal investigation. The short answer seems to be no. ‘Under US law, there are no legal protections for universities’, Noah Feldman, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard, told The New York Times …” (more)

[Krishnadev Calamur, The Two-Way: NPR, 2 May]

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Crisis in SUSI must be resolved

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 13th, 2012 by steve

“Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has welcomed the Taoiseach’s acceptance during Leaders Questions in the Dáil today that the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is in crisis and that the current situation is not acceptable …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 13 November]

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Third Level Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 10th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he is paving the way for the introduction of student loans by introducing changes to the student contribution fee; and if this will act as a barrier for students from low and middle income families wishing to access higher education …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 9 October]

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Council cannot stop or cut grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Legal issues on September 20th, 2012 by steve

“Clare County Council has no legal power to stop or reduce third-level grant to students, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. But he said it was entitled to ask whether applicant households had paid the household charge …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 20 September]

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