UCC president threatens to issue apology over appointments

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The head of University College Cork (UCC) has threatened to issue a public apology to the people of Waterford for misleading them over false promises from the Government …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 21 Janauary]

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Graduate cost up to €100k

Posted in Governance and administration on June 28th, 2014 by steve

“The total cost of a medical graduate is estimated to be in the region of €80,000 to €100,000, the Department of Education and Skills has said. Most undergraduate students pay a student contribution …” (more)

[Gary Culliton, Irish Medical Times, 27 June]

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Quinn backs call for end to cuts in education and welfare

Posted in Governance and administration on May 20th, 2014 by steve

“A second Labour minister has insisted that there can be no further cuts in the areas of Education and Social Protection …” (more)

[Niall O’Connor, Independent, 20 May]

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Student nurses in Dáil protest over pay

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2014 by steve

“New nurses are seeking an urgent meeting with Health Minister James Reilly over claims that salary cuts are forcing graduates to emigrate or take up jobs in pubs instead of in the under-staffed health service …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 7 February]

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UCD votes to go smoke-free: will DIT?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2013 by steve

“UCD students have voted in favour of making the Belfield campus smoke-free. The result means that the UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) will support an initiative proposed by UCD’s Health Promotion Committee to ban smoking on college grounds …” (more)

[Eoghan McNeill, The Edition, 18 October]

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HPat exam not working, says Minister for Health

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 1st, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Health James Reilly has attacked the HPat exam, sat by those seeking entry to medical school, and also suggests that doctors’ training should be shortened …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 1 October]

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Education Minister gives Budget lesson

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2013 by steve

“We are just over a month away from Budget 2014, and the manoeuvring by ministers to escape the harshest of spending reductions gathers pace. Education Minister Ruairi Quinn is under pressure to find €100m in cuts next year …” (more)

[Independent, 9 September]

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Labour ‘prepared to quit coalition’ over €100m plan for education cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2013 by steve

“The Labour Party’s position in Government is ‘precarious’ this weekend over €100m in planned education cuts in the Budget …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell and John Drennan, Independent, 8 September]

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Keeping medical staff in Ireland

Posted in Life on July 27th, 2013 by steve

“Sir, – James Reilly has stated that it is a ‘perversity’ that the best and brightest in Ireland train as doctors and are then ‘pushed out’ of the country. He wonders why this is so …” (more)

[Adrian Honan, Irish Times, 27 July]

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Despite autism, sky’s the limit for Reilly’s son as he embarks on PhD

Posted in Life on June 12th, 2013 by steve

“The autistic son of Health Minister James Reilly has spoken of his struggles to overcome his disability throughout his education …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 12 June]

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Strikes by teachers could shut schools

Posted in Governance and administration on April 20th, 2013 by steve

“Autumn strikes by 65,000 teachers could force schools and colleges to shut if ballots announced by their three unions are passed. The three main unions will conduct votes for industrial action up to strike level next month …” (more)

[Sam Boland, Irish Examiner, 20 April]

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Reilly intends to ‘secure cuts from contract staff’ not covered in Croke Park II

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2013 by steve

“The Department of Health has moved to try and stop a negative reaction that highly paid people would be exempt from Croke Park Two cuts. Minister James Reilly says he intends to secure cuts from contract staff not covered by the deal …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 March]

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James Reilly: The boycott of nursing jobs is ‘ill-judged’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Health James Reilly has criticised graduate nurses for not taking up lower-paid jobs with the HSE and said their boycott of the controversial recruitment scheme is ‘ill-judged’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 17 February]

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Union says only 60 nurses applied for jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on February 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has said he is looking forward to reopening discussions with trade unions on a controversial nurse graduate scheme after it emerged that it has failed to attract a significant number of applicants …” (more)

[Barry Roche and Martin Wall, Irish Times, 2 February]

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‘Yellow pack’ nurse plan pressure grows

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“Health Minister James Reilly has come under yet more pressure to bin his controversial nurse graduate JobBridge plan after the HSE again refused to confirm whether anyone has applied for the 1,000 posts …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 1 February]

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Nurses’ job scheme ‘not being extended to physiotherapists’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“Physiotherapists and occupational therapists, who believed they would soon be offered a two-year contract deal on lower pay in the health service, will not be able to avail of such a scheme in the short-term …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 24 January]

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Nurses call on TDs to hear them on graduate scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2013 by steve

“The INMO and Psychiatric Nurses Organisation have called on TDs and Senators to meet them today at a briefing session that will discuss the HSE scheme for graduate nurses …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 23 January]

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Reilly stands by graduate nursing programme

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Health James Reilly has said the recruitment programme for graduate nurses will continue and has called on the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation to engage with the Department of Health …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 21 January]

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Reilly considering graduate programme extension

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Health James Reilly is considering extending the graduate plan for nurses and midwives to other career areas in the Health Service …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 20 January]

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TCD spent €368,000 on animals for medical tests

Posted in Legal issues, Research on November 19th, 2012 by steve

“Live animals are increasingly being experimented on by Irish scientists, despite controversy over the practice. Figures obtained by the Irish Independent show researchers in Trinity College spent more than €368,000 on live animals in only 12 months to use in tests aimed at treating disease in humans …” (more)

[Mark O’Regan, Independent, 19 November]

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