Minister Bruton and Minister of State Mitchell O’Connor note of the review into University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 8th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, and the Minister for State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, today noted the publication by the Higher Education Authority of the review of the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 8 November]

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Bruton must provide an urgent update on QQI report – Byrne

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Thomas Byrne TD is to seek an urgent update from Minister Richard Bruton following a damning report about employee, management and operational structures at Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). A review relating to QQI’s internal operations, which was commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills, found the state agency’s structure was not fit for purpose …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 15 May]

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Third Level Staff – Fixed-term Workers

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 11th, 2017 by steve

IrelandJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if all the recommendations of the Cush report in respect of fixed-term workers in third level colleges have been accepted and implemented by him; and if not, the specific recommendations that remain outstanding …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 March]

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Minister Bruton welcomes the report of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD today welcomed the Report of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education. As committed to in the Programme for Government, the report will now be forwarded to the Oireachtas Committee for comprehensive examination and discussion, in an effort to build a consensus on a plan for the future direction of the funding model for higher education in Ireland …” (more, download)

[Department of Education and Skills, 11 July]

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WIT and CIT: Financial Statements 2013

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2015 by steve

IrelandMr Seán Ó Foghlú (Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills) called and examined; Mr Tom Boland (Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Authority) called and examined; Professor Willie Donnelly (President, Waterford Institute of Technology) called and examined; …” (more)

[Public Accounts Committee, 10 December]

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Science Foundation Ireland Appointments

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if his attention has been drawn to any previous academic malpractice in relation to a person (details supplied); and if so, if this was known prior to said person’s appointment to the Science Foundation Ireland …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 2 July]

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Re-working of Croke Park deal ‘not ruled out’

Posted in Governance and administration on April 18th, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said the Government has not ruled out a re-working of the Croke Park extension deal. The proposals, aimed at saving €300 million from the public payroll, were overwhelmingly rejected by trade unions earlier this week …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 18 April]

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Bruton defends educational diversity

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2012 by steve

“Former Taoiseach John Bruton has defended denominational education as a means of protecting diversity in Ireland. Opening the Parnell summer school at Avondale, Co Wicklow, yesterday, he said that Parnell had recognised that Irish people saw a link between ethical formation and religious belief …” (more)

[Stephen Collins, Irish Times, 13 August]

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Educated workers our key strength

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2010 by steve

“… Our universities are a huge talent bank, but they could do more. The criteria for advancement in academia may not coincide with the goal society would set for an Irish university in this time of scarce resources. They do not do enough to promote new business development. Their teaching hours are often too short, and they could accommodate far more foreign students …” (more)

[John Bruton, Irish Times, 30 March]

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