Agreement reached with Teachers Union of Ireland in Waterford IT and IT Carlow on Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Technological University for the South East is now a step closer. A memorandum of understanding has been agreed between IT Carlow, WIT and the Teachers Union of Ireland. The deal agreed at the Workplace Relations Commission will now be put to a staff ballot next week …” (more)

[Liz Reddy, WLR FM, 13 June]

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Technological Universities – Financial Supports

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2018 by steve

Pat Deering (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the financial supports available from his Department and or the Higher Education Authority to encourage the formation and development of technological university consortia; the measures by which such supports will be considered successful; the anticipated impacts of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 29 March]

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Third Level Admissions Entry Requirements – New Points System

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 7th, 2016 by steve

IrelandPat Deering (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the points entry requirement for colleges in 2017 will change in accordance with the new points system introduced for students doing their leaving certificate in 2017, given that there can be significant differences while adding up the new points system and the current system and if this system will favour all students’ ability …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 July]

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Technological Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2016 by steve

IrelandCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills what the mission of new technological universities is proposed to be and how this differs from both a traditional university and from an institute of technology …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 May]

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Kelly report on South East University is good news for Carlow – Deering

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Fine Gael TD for Carlow, Pat Deering, has said that the report by Michael Kelly on the future of a university for the South East is good news as it makes the case that the project is viable and should go ahead …” (more)

[Cliona Doyle, Fine Gael, 27 July]

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Third Level Institutions Mergers – IT Carlow and Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the report of the independent facilitator between Carlow Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology will be published; if she has seen it yet, even though it has gone past its release date; and if she will reconfirm her commitment to a technology university for the south east …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 26 May]

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Enda Kenny wants to see WIT IT Carlow talks resumed

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Taoiseach says he wants discussions between Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT back on track. WIT suspended all merger activities with IT Carlow recently. Enda Kenny says the government supports a Technological University for the South East …” (more)

[WLR FM, 5 November]

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South East technological university consultation underway – Deering

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has today (Tuesday), welcomed the establishment of a new process which will reinvigorate the technological university of the South East project, announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD …” (more)

[Aoife Carragher, Fine Gael, 4 November]

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Sense must prevail for South East University – Deering

Posted in Governance and administration on October 25th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) called for sense to prevail on the matter of the university for the South East and has encouraged all stakeholders to find a solution to the current impasse …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 23 October]

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Student Support Schemes Issues – Student Loans

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

Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider introducing a State funded third level student loan system where students can borrow money for their education and repay the State from future earnings …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 24 September]

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USI rejects student loans proposal

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 24th, 2013 by steve

“The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) has dismissed proposals from a Fine Gael TD calling for the introduction of a UK-style student loan system. Pat Deering, TD for Carlow and Kilkenny says offering loans would reduce the financial stress on parents and students …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 24 August]

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 7th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason it is taking so long to process college grant applications to Student Universal Support Ireland, in some cases up to four months since applications were submitted …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 6 November]

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Third Level Remuneration

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

Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Education and Skills the different salary scales for the different grades of lecturer in the National University of Ireland Maynooth; and the increments or reductions they have received since 2008 …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 15 May]

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TDs meet IT Carlow in push for university

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2012 by steve

“Amalgamating IT Carlow with Waterford IT to become a technological university of the southeast took another step forward this week. Carlow Fine Gael TD Pat Deering and his Waterford counterpart deputy Paudie Coffey met IT Carlow president Patricia Mulcahy …” (more)

[Suzanne Pender, Carlow Nationalist, 6 March]

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Grants – reskilling

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 20th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Pat Deering: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider reviewing the criteria for third level grants in view of the fact that qualified persons now find themselves unemployed and who wish to reskill but the course they are considering is often at a similar or lower level than their existing qualifications which means they are ineligible for grant aid and must also give up their social welfare as they are no longer available for work …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 19 January]

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