Regional Technical Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Bill entitled an Act to provide for the representation on governing bodies for regions served by a college outside of the functional areas of an education and training board in which the college is situated; for that purpose to amend section 6 of the Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992; and to provide for related matters. Bill Number 128 of 2017, sponsored by Senator Paddy Burke and Senator Michelle Mulherin and Senator John O’Mahaony …(more)

[Tithe an Oireachtais, 9 November]

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Mayo senator wants GMIT chiefs to appear before Oireachtas committee

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Mayo Fine Gael Mayo Senator Michelle Mulherin has written to the chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills to highlight her concerns regarding the Mayo campus of GMIT …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 26 May]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility: Residence Requirements

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 26th, 2015 by steve

IrelandMichelle Mulherin (Mayo, Fine Gael): I am delighted this Topical Issue is being taken. There is an inherent unfairness in the operation of the Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, higher education grant scheme in respect of certain citizens, and I ask that it be put right. Irish citizens who have been resident in this jurisdiction but leave to work as volunteers overseas, doing charitable development work for a number of years in some of the world’s least developed and poorest countries …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 22 October]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 8th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider changing the student grant scheme in order that mortgage repayments are considered in the means test for grant eligibility in view of the increasing number of families that have suffered drastic reductions in means under the burden of substantial home mortgage payments that have not reduced or that may have increased as a result of recent hikes in interest rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 March]

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Student Grant Scheme Design

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 27th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider changing the student grant scheme so that mortgage repayments are considered in the means test for grant eligibility due to there being an increasing number of families that have suffered drastic reductions in means under the burden of substantial home mortgage payments that have not reduced or that may have increased as a result of recent hikes in interest rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 26 February]

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