Holyland ‘written off’ by Belfast council, claims Green MLA Bailey

Posted in Governance and administration on October 9th, 2017 by steve

“Belfast City Council has ‘written off’ the Holyland area, a Green MLA has claimed. Clare Bailey a representative for the area said a Freedom of Information request she had made revealed there had only been seven fines issued since January in the area. Last month residents told the Belfast Telegraph they felt ‘under siege’ during Freshers’ Week. They described mayhem, partying and drunkenness …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 9 October]

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University College Cork needs to invest in cycling – says Green Party branch

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Members of the UCC branch of the Green Party have called on University College Cork to prioritise cycling infrastructure as part of its recently announced €350 million investment plan …” (more)

[Mary Bermingham, TheCork.ie, 6 October]

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Catherine Martin (Green) on education funding

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“@cathmartingreen speaks out for teachers and the future of our education system @VoiceforTeacher #edchatie #educationmatters” (tweet)

[Twitter, 21 October]

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What the Election 2016 Manifestos say about third-level education

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2016 by steve

IrelandFianna Fáil: ‘(xv) Freeze student fees. A particularly cynical addition to the government’s list of broken promises was the increase in student fees which has inflicted great hardship on many students. In addition it placed a further burden on already stretched parents struggling to make ends meet trying to support their children’s education …'” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 17 February]

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Green Party Commits to No Increase In Student Contribution if Elected

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Green Party has pledged to prevent any increase in the student contribution if elected to government after the election. In their manifesto, launched today at the Molesworth Gallery, the party outlined a broad range of proposals for higher education, including reducing the student–staff ratio, dealing with the cost of living for students and increasing mobility within universities …” (more)

[Christopher McMahon, University Times, 12 February]

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Greens welcome proposed changes to University entrance criteria

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 22nd, 2012 by steve

“The Green Party’s Deputy Leader and Education Spokesperson, Catherine Martin said today: ‘The report from the Irish Universities Association contains several positive proposals which if implemented should improve both our second and third level education systems’ …” (more)

[Green Party, 22 August]

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Politics student hoping to make her mark

Posted in Governance and administration on February 20th, 2011 by steve

“Multi-tasker Darcy Lonergan is pursuing a novel strategy for completing the field research component of her two college theses. The 21-year-old politics student is contesting the general election for the Green Party in Cavan-Monaghan …” (more)

[Aine Kerr, Independent, 19 February]

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Investing in education key to recovery – Gogarty

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2011 by steve

“The Green Party has said investing in education is key to our economic recovery. Green Party Education spokesperson Paul Gogarty said: ‘We have always prioritised education, and during our time in government we worked to ensure that funding for education was protected to the greatest extent possible …'” (more)

[Green Party, 19 February]

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Programme 83, Education Spokespersons

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2011 by steve

“In this programme Barry spoke to education spokespersons from three of the main political parties: Fergus O’Dowd of Fine Gael, Paul Gogarty of the Green Party and Ruairí Quinn of the Labour Party. They were all attending the special delegate conference organised by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. Spokespersons from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin were invited to be on the programme but to no avail.” (podcast)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 17 February]

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Insult added to injury – Gormley happy that education escapes cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2010 by steve

“Gormley has made a statement about education: he’s delighted that no cuts were made to education …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 24 November]

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Greens happy education escapes cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2010 by steve

“Environment Minister John Gormley has joined the Taoiseach and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan to unveil Ireland’s swingeing spending cuts, despite leading calls for a general election date to be set in January …” (more)

[Independent, 24 November]

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A Green electoral agenda?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 22nd, 2010 by steve

“… As the Greens have made their opposition to higher education tuition fees such a key issue since the revised programme for government last year we can probably expect to see this feature as a priority in their election strategy …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 22 November]

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Green who often sees red

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2010 by steve

Profile: Paul Gogarty, Green Party spokesman on Education: Likened to a demanding teenager, Gogarty is an outspoken TD for Dublin Midwest who has been criticised for having more influence than is his due, but supporters find him refreshingly honest for a politician …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 16 November]

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Paul Gogarty TD issues statement on education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 12th, 2010 by steve

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Last year after delivering what was then considered to be the mother of all budgets, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan told the nation that the worst was over. We had turned a corner …” (more)

[Green Party, 11 November]

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Greens admit battle to prevent registration fee hike is lost

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 12th, 2010 by steve

“The Green Party has admitted it has lost its bid to protect students from hikes in registration fees, but said any increases should not take the charge beyond €2,000 a year …” (more)

[Conor Ryan, Irish Examiner, 12 November]

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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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Government to raise student registration fee by up to €800

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 11th, 2010 by steve

“The Government has abandoned plans to double the student registration fee. Instead, students face an increase of €500-€800, bringing total charges to just over €2,000 …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 11 November]

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Education cuts plan ‘threatens 2,000 jobs’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 11th, 2010 by steve

“The Government is considering drastic cuts in education which could see the loss of up to 2,000 jobs, the Irish Independent has learned …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 11 November]

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Paul Gogarty TD labels Dept of Finance protesters as ‘muppets’, supports Gardai

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 7th, 2010 by steve

“On Twitter, Green Party TD Paul Gogarty has branded those involved in the protest outside the Department of Finance as ‘muppets’, while supporting the actions of the Gardai …” (more)

[Edufactory Ireland, 6 November]

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Greens to draw Reg Fee lines at €2,500

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 2nd, 2010 by steve

“The Green Party are to agree to raising the third-level registration fee to a maximum of €2,500, forcing a compromise from Fianna Fáil, it is reported this morning …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 2 November]

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