Third Level Funding – Core Funding

Posted in Governance and administration on June 28th, 2018 by steve

Kathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing core funding to publicly funded third-level institutions by 1% …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 June]

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Student Grant Scheme Expenditure – Maintenance Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 28th, 2018 by steve

Kathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of restoring maintenance grants for postgraduate students to pre-2012 levels …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 June]

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Third Level Costs – Returning Emigrants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 28th, 2018 by steve

Kathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing 100 higher education places for students of returning emigrants or those that came through the direct provision service …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 June]

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Third Level Staff Data – Part-time staff

Posted in Governance and administration on June 21st, 2018 by steve

Kathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of university teaching staff employed on a casual basis …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 June]

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Fine Gael refusal to invest in education ‘undermines potential of young people and economy’ – Funchion

Posted in Governance and administration on June 7th, 2018 by steve

“Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Kathleen Funchion has said Fine Gael’s attacks on essential public funding is undermining the potential of Ireland’s economy and young people, following news that 6 of Ireland’s top 8 Universities have fallen further in the QS World University Rankings, with Trinity College Dublin falling out of the Top 100. Deputy Funchion said: …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 7 June]

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Third Level Fees – Brexit

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 10th, 2018 by steve

Kathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if third level students from Northern Ireland studying here will be exempt from paying non-EU student fees under the common travel area from 2019 …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 May]

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Third Level Staff: Precarious Employment

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2018 by steve

IrelandKathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress his Department has made in respect of the implementation of the Cush report regarding part-time and fixed-term employment in third level institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 May]

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Technological Universities Bill: Committee Stage

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 21st, 2017 by steve

IrelandFiona O’Loughlin (Kildare South, Fianna Fail): It is proposed that we group a number of the amendments together. Amendments Nos 1, 14, 24, 63, 145, 180 and 199 are related and will be discussed together …” (more)

[Select Committee on Education and Skills, 15 November]

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Budget 2018 fails to address students fees, secondary education or early years crisis – Kathleen Funchion TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Education Kathleen Funchion TD has said that the proposed measures missed an opportunity to address student fees, secondary level education and the early years/childcare sector staffing crisis. Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Teachta Funchion said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 11 October]

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Sinn Féin tackles under-investment in Education system with Budget 2018 proposals – Kathleen Funchion TD

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Education Kathleen Funchion TD has said that Sinn Féin would tackle under-investment in all levels of Education from a child’s earliest years to third level. Speaking after the party’s Alternative Budget launch at the Davenport Hotel this afternoon, Deputy Funchion said …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 3 October]

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