Universities spend over €3m in staff cases

Posted in Legal issues on September 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Universities here spent more than €3.3 million on legal fees in cases involving staff over the last five years. The figures were released to Fine Gael TD Jim Daly after he put down a Dáil question on the issue …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 28 September]

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Estranged students still waiting on college grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dozens of students are still awaiting a decision on college grants, having failed to satisfy the awarding body they are estranged from their parents. Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) has taken evidence from charity groups to verify some claims where grant applicants say they are not dependent on family …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 26 February]

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Student Grant Scheme Design – Income Thresholds

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 5th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Jim Daly: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise this issue. I acknowledge the presence of the Minister. I have spoken with her before on the issue and she is familiar with some of my views on it from my work in the education committee …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 3 February]

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Real reform of the education system welcome – Daly

Posted in Teaching on October 5th, 2012 by steve

“New approach to Junior Cert will benefit students and reduce stigmatisation at an early age. Fine Gael Cork South West Deputy, Jim Daly, has said the changes to the Junior Cert programme, announced by the Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairí Quinn, signal real reform of the education system …” (more)

[Deborah Sweeney, Fine Gael, 5 October]

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