Third Level Fees: Returning Emigrants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 15th, 2019 by steve

IrelandPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether it is acceptable that a family that was forced to emigrate to Australia in 2012 due to the recession and has now returned home is liable for international fees in third level institutions here (details supplied); and his plans to ensure that this charge is changed and that persons who have had to emigrate are not affected in such a manner …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 14 May]

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Student Support Schemes – 1916 Bursary Fund

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 24th, 2019 by steve

IrelandPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria necessary for receipt of the 1916 bursary fund; if these criteria are uniformly applied across higher education institutions; the person or body which decides which students receive funding; if there is oversight regarding these decisions from an authority separate to the higher education institution offering the award; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 January]

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Student Grant Scheme Payments

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

Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of existing students that have received their initial grant payments from the 66 vocational educational committees and local authorities for the 2012/2013 academic year …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 20 November]

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Co-operation and sharing of resources

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2012 by steve

Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Education and Skills the potential savings that can be made through enhanced cooperation and sharing of resources between higher education institutions north and south …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 19 July]

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Third Level Fees and the Long Term Unemployed

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

Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of waiving all fees associated with higher and third level education for the long term unemployed …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 1 May]

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Science Foundation Ireland

Posted in Research on March 23rd, 2012 by steve

Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the budget of Science Foundation Ireland each year; the way this is spent; the number of individual businesses that have benefitted; if he will detail examples of this help and the businesses that have benefitted; the key performance indicators with regards sales, exports, jobs and research and development; the way this compares and contrasts internationally; the plans to develop SFI in the next three years; and what all Ireland work is carried out by SFI …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 21 March]

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Public Sector Pay

Posted in Governance and administration on February 29th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Implementation Body will review high pay in the public sector during its annual review consultations this year. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Implementation Body give priority to public servants with €35,000 or less in its annual review …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 28 February]

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Graduate employment

Posted in Life on February 2nd, 2012 by steve

Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of the economic sectors in which there are the greatest numbers of graduates; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 31 January]

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