Third Level Fees – Returning Emigrants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 19th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the announcement made on St. Patrick’s Day this year to the effect that Irish citizen children, children from Irish emigrant families living outside the European Union who return as undergraduates to Irish universities or third-level colleges, would no longer have to pay the full international fee applies equally to …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 17 June]

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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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Access to 3rd level must be maintained for all – McNamara

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 16th, 2011 by steve

“Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara has called on the Government to ensure that all students with the requisite academic ability can access third level education, irrespective of their parents’ means and to renegotiate the bailout package to that end …” (more)

[Labour Party, 16 November]

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No reason for Limerick University to be moved from Clare

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2011 by steve

“The suggestion that the Clare boundary should be moved so that the Limerick University campus in its entirety should be in Limerick has no merit and there are no arguments to support this in the Brosnan report …” (more)

[Michael McNamara TD, Labour Party, 27 June]

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