Third Level Funding – Discussions

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2019 by steve

IrelandMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has had meetings with his officials recently to discuss third level policy funding …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 November]

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Moynihan calls for overhaul of leaving cert appeals process

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A Cork TD has called for an overhaul of the Leaving Certificate appeals mechanism after it emerged one high-profile case last year cost the State almost €70,000. Cork North West Fianna Fail TD Michael Moynihan has said the current appeals process was ‘deeply flawed’ and that revising it would result in huge savings for the State …” (more)

[Bill Browne, The Corkman, 23 March]

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Departmental Legal Costs – Leaving Cert recheck appeal

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 7th, 2019 by steve

IrelandMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent to date by his Department and agencies under his remit appealing the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 5 March]

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Third Level Costs – Pharmacy Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 6th, 2019 by steve

IrelandMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the issues faced by pharmacy students who will now have enormous tuition fees for the fifth year of their course will be addressed; his views on whether the changes will result in students not pursuing studies in pharmacy in the future for purely financial reasons; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 5 February]

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Third Level Facilities – Mary Immaculate College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2016 by steve

IrelandMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the urgent need for a new library building at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, in view of the fact that the current building is wholly inadequate for the current student population of over 3,400 with a student-to-seat ratio of 16:1; the timeframe for the provision of capital funding for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 25 October]

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Risk of industrial action over merger of Cork and Tralee ITs

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“There is a significant risk of industrial action over concerns about the proposed merger of the institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee for a technological university application, Cork North-West Fianna Fáil Deputy Michael Moynihan told the Dáil …” (more)

[The Corkman, 21 February]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on February 11th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Jonathan O’Brien: I am sure the Minister is very well aware of the media attention on the proposed Munster technological university in recent days. Today, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland lodged a dispute with the Labour Relations Commission. I do not know whether that affects what can be said on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 11 February]

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Third Level Funding – Increase to Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 10th, 2014 by steve

IrelandDeputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Education and Skills her plans to increase further the student contribution charge in budget 2015; if she acknowledges the difficulty this charge causes already hard pressed families; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 October]

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Student grant changes will discriminate against farming families

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

“The Government has confirmed to Fianna Fáil that it is pressing ahead with changes to the assessment criteria for student grants next year. It means that farm assets will now be included in the means-testing for third level grants …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 19 February]

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Cork Students face uncertainty over grants ahead of first round of college offers

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 21st, 2012 by steve

“Cork Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan has said it is ‘hugely unfair that a large number of Leaving Certificate students and their families in Cork continue to face huge uncertainty over changes to third level grants only a few days before they are expected to make a decision on college offers’ …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 21 August]

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Education Research and Policy Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on June 28th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline his views on the proposal that an education research and policy institute should be established; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 27 June]

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Changes in third level grants a ‘huge step backwards’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 2nd, 2012 by steve

“Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Michael Moynihan has called on the Fine Gael/Labour Government to urgently reconsider proposed changes to the third level grant system that will discriminate against thousands of farmers and agriculture workers …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 2 June]

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