Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 11th, 2012 by steve

“There have been plenty of reports this week about back-bench government TDs and their opposition to plans being brought before Ruairí Quinn on potential changes to the third-level grants system …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 11 August]

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A Technological University in the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2012 by steve

Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the establishment of a Technological University in the South East; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 18 July]

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National Academy for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Posted in Teaching on November 23rd, 2011 by steve

Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he is planning on establishing a national academy for the enhancement of teaching and learning in third level education; the role this organisation will have; the staff levels required to operate same; the budget that would be allocated to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 22 November]

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Time now for everyone to unite and deliver a University of the South East based in the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2011 by steve

“Business leaders, employers, community activists and the public at large right across the South East need to unite now in an all-out drive to deliver a University of the South East in the region, Fine Gael’s John Paul Phelan says …” (more)

[Senator John Paul Phelan, 18 January]

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