Dublin Bus must stop discriminating against UCD students

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Labour Transport spokesperson Kevin Humphreys has called on Dublin Bus to reverse its decision not to pick students up at UCD at night, and to work with students, An Garda Síochána, and the University to find a solution. Senator Humphreys said …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 6 March]

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Third Level Staff Issues: Retired Staff

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2013 by steve

Kevin Humphreys: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 48 of 15 October 2013 and the answer received from the Higher Education Authority, of the 46 Academic staff, if he will provide a breakdown by institution; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 November]

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Retired third-level staff

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills the circumstances in which it is permitted for academic staff in third level institutions to return to paid teaching duties following retirement; the oversight mechanism there is; if these staff continue to draw their occupational pension while being employed on the double …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 15 October]

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TD accused of ‘recycling’ two-year-old list of education cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2013 by steve

“A Fianna Fáil TD has been accused of ‘recycling’ material that is two years old and ‘blatantly attempting to increase his personal profile’ in relation to possible cuts in the education budget …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 19 August]

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McConalogue must stop irresponsible scaremongering

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 19th, 2013 by steve

“Labour TD Kevin Humphreys has strongly condemned irresponsible scaremongering by Charlie McConalogue TD, in relation to the savings required from the education sector for the forthcoming Budget …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 19 August]

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National High Performance Computing Service

Posted in Research on May 3rd, 2013 by steve

Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when the report on the Review of the Feasibility and Options for a National High Performance Computing Service will be published which was undertaken under a steering group with representatives from the HEA, his Department, SFI and the Department of Education and Skills; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 2 May]

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Labour split over Quinn’s grant plans

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn’s plan to include farmland worth over €750,000 in the means test for college grants has exposed an urban-rural divide within Labour …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 2 March]

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TCDSU to target Humphreys ahead of budget

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 23rd, 2012 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have been assigned the task of lobbying Dublin South East TD Kevin Humphreys in the build-up to the announcement of the 2013 budget on December 7th. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) last month announced a reformed budget campaign …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 23 October]

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Confucius Institutes

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills the role being played in the educational system here with the development of Chinese Confucius Institutions; the funding streams available to universities and colleges through these institutions; if he will explain the detail, role, purpose and benefit of the Confucius Institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 15 May]

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