UCC is not tackling anti social behaviour claim

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Minister Kathleen Lynch has hit out at what she called University College Cork’s failure to tackle anti-social behaviour, amid complaints by residents of all-night drink parties in the vicinity and of students treating the area as ‘an open skip’ …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 16 February]

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Kathleen Lynch on Education and Social Justice

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

Ireland“On this week’s programme my guest was Professor Kathleen Lynch, Head of the School of Social Justice at University College Dublin. She was a keynote speaker at the 2015 annual conference of the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS).” (podcast)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 21 October]

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Sherlock is bookies’ favourite to take over department

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Labour is odds on with the bookies to retain the Education portfolio in the Government following the resignation of Ruairi Quinn. Favourite to succeed Mr Quinn is junior minister for research and innovation Sean Sherlock at 2-1 …” (more)

[Tom Brady, Independent, 3 July]

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Removing guidance counselling in schools was a dangerous education cut

Posted in Teaching on May 27th, 2014 by steve

“Minister for State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch, suggested recently society has a collective duty to foster a culture where young people don’t hesitate to seek help when needed. She said fundamental solutions lie in effective partnerships between professionals …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 27 May]

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Quinn says he is not ready for the chop as Minister for Education

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has indicated he will resist attempts to demote him in the Cabinet reshuffle expected after the local elections in late May …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 3 February]

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Maintenance Grants – Farm Assets

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 13th, 2012 by steve

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill: The issue I wish to raise is that of third level grants and the decision of the Minister for Education and Skills in the context of budget 2012 to reassess the evaluation process for such grants in order that, in addition to income, the value of certain capital assets will be taken into account. This is a cause of huge concern to self-employed persons, self-employed families and, in particular, farming families …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 11 October]

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