A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 25th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A Fine Gael Senator is proposing to change the CAO applications system to give points for social and athletic involvement. Senator for Cavan-Monaghan Joe O’Reilly has proposed to change the current 625 points system to award 550 points for academic subjects and 75 points to social, cultural and athletic achievements …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 25 February]

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Senator thinks students should get CAO points for ‘civic activities’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 19th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A Senator believes school students’ ‘civic activities’ should be included in the CAO Points System. Fine Gael Senator Joe O’Reilly thinks 80 points should be set aside for the personal development of students …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 18 January]

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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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Sinn Féin delivers another blow to education in NI with increases to university fees – O’Reilly

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 22nd, 2015 by steve

UK“Last week it was confirmed that university fees in Northern Ireland are to rise to £3,805 (€5,300) for 2015/2016. This is despite the fact that Sinn Féin, in its programme for Government, committed that there would be no increase in fees beyond the rate of inflation …” (more)

[Aoife Carragher, Fine Gael, 22 June]

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