In Cabinet Reshuffle, Joe McHugh Appointed Minister for Education

Posted in Governance and administration on October 13th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Joe McHugh has been appointed Minister for Education and Skills, replacing Richard Bruton, as part of a series of ministerial changes made in the wake of the resignation of Denis Naughten. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today announced that Bruton would replace Naughten …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 13 October]

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LyIT to get €250,000 funding support

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed that LyIT is to benefit from further Government funding of €250,000 to support its cross-border links. The college is to receive the funding shortly and is in line for continued Government support on cross-border links and transformation to Technological University …” (more)

[Donegal Daily, 12 October]

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Delight as LYIT gets green light to apply for University status

Posted in Governance and administration on March 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Letterkenny Institute of Technology has reached a huge milestone after it was given the green light to apply for university status. The development comes weeks after the Government unveiled its vision of Letterkenny becoming a city region along with Derry and Strabane as part of Project Ireland 2040 …” (more)

[Donegal Daily, 21 March]

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€3m in funding approved for the LYIT Killybegs Tourism College

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“€3m in funding has been approved for the LYIT Killybegs Tourism College. The School of Tourism of Letterkenny IT has been located in Killybegs since 1969 and is seen as a major focus of the tourism potential and training of the town …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 23 February]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 17th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Anthony Lawlor: I thank the Ceann Comhairle’s office for giving me the chance to raise this issue. Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, has been working well in this, its second year. There have not been too many problems. However, nationality and immigration status pose an anomaly in terms of selecting people for grants …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 16 April]

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Third Level Participation – Northern Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 5th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether third level institutions need to be more ambitious in opening up undergraduate programmes to Northern Ireland residents; if he is concerned about the insubstantial increase in the numbers of third level students here who are from Northern Ireland compared proportionately with 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 3 July]

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Third Level Admissions Entry Requirements – Northern Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 28th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will list, in tabular form, the accredited A Level qualifications that have been obtained at post-primary level in the six counties in the past three years whose status has not been recognised by third level colleges when students have applied for a degree course here …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 28 May]

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Student Grant Scheme Expenditure

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 21st, 2013 by steve

Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will update Dáil Éireann on the student assistance fund; the amount of funding that has been allocated in Budget 2013 for distribution through the fund in 2013-2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 20 March]

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