Third Level Charges: Cost of Reducing Student Contribution

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 27th, 2017 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated first and full year costs of reducing student contributions to third level fees by €100 …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 26 September]

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Student Accommodation – National Strategy

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2017 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of meetings he has had with relevant parties in developing the national student accommodation strategy, which was assigned to his Department under the rebuilding Ireland housing plan, action 4.7, to be delivered in quarter 2 2017; the name of each person he has met in developing the strategy; the organisation each represented; and the date the meeting took place …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 14 February]

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Third Level Funding: Funding per capita

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Róisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 94 of 24 November 2016, if he will provide a breakdown of funding per capita for each third level institution …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 December]

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Third Level Expenditure: Allocation to Universities and ITs

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2016 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the average per capita spending allocation to universities and institutes of technology; and the basis on which different per capita allocations are made …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 November]

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Third Level Charges – Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 1st, 2016 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost in 2017 and in a full year for every €250 reduction in the third level student contribution charge …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 29 September]

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Graduate Medicine Programme Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 25th, 2016 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the situation whereby banks are refusing to make student finance available to those wishing to study graduate entry medicine, as the remuneration newly qualified doctors are in receipt of is insufficient to cover the cost of the repayment of this debt; if he will consider introducing a student loan scheme for graduate medical students to improve participation rates for those from lower income households; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 June]

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Third Level Fees: Student Contribution Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 22nd, 2016 by steve

IrelandRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of subsidising third level institutions in order that the student contribution charge is reduced to €500, €1,000, €1,500, €2,000, €2,500 or abolished altogether; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 January]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility – Postgraduate Maintenance Grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 17th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason no postgraduate maintenance grant is available to students undertaking a master’s degree; his views on the difficulties this poses to those who become unemployed and wish to undertake a third level course up to masters level to reskill and improve their employment prospects; the other support available from his Department for such mature students; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 15 May]

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Quinn says he is not ready for the chop as Minister for Education

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2014 by steve

“Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has indicated he will resist attempts to demote him in the Cabinet reshuffle expected after the local elections in late May …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 3 February]

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Third Level Fees – Impact of increasing student fees

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

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills his response to the request from Union of Students in Ireland to fund a study on the impact of increasing student fees on participating families; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 26 June]

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Third Level Staff Remuneration – Earning in excess of €200,000

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No 106 of 22 May, 2013, the number of persons who are earning in excess of €200,000 who are not an academic medical consultant; if he will provide details of their role or position and the reason the public service salary cap does not apply in these cases …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 29 May]

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Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of personnel in whole-time equivalent terms in his Department and in bodies under the aegis of his Department in each of the following earnings brackets: less than €20,000; €20,001 to €30,000; €30,001 to €40,000; …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 14 May]

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Eight unions insist they won’t be bound by Yes vote

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2013 by steve

“Nurses, teachers, civil servants, university lecturers and other state workers have warned the union umbrella body that they will not accept a majority Yes vote on the Croke Park II deal …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh and Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 9 April]

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Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2010 by steve

“… Who will be the next Minister for Education? The movers and shakers in education are already speculating about the post-Coughlan era. Traditionally, Labour tends to push for the education portfolio but everything will depend on the composition of the new government …” (more)

[Irish Times, 7 December]

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Academic Workload

Posted in Life on October 24th, 2010 by steve

“Academic workload is a contentious topic at the moment, after the recent Public Accounts Committee grilling of the University Presidents, and their FAS moment. At one stage of this committee hearing, Roisin Shorthall TD requested to know how many hours an academic worked. I think the question of number of hours is over-simplified …” (more)

[Is this going to be on the exam?, 24 October]

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Roisin Shorthall

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2010 by steve

“By Roisin Shorthall’s logic, Roisin Shorthall works just 100 days/year because that’s how long dail sits http://bit.ly/dhL66f @vonprond” (tweet)

[Eoin Lettice, Twitter, 25 September]

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College work week as short as 15 hours, says Shortall

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2010 by steve

“Some academics in Irish universities could be working as few as 15 hours every week, the Dáil public accounts committee heard yesterday. The figure, extrapolated by Labour Party deputy Róisín Shortall, was based on a formula put forward at the committee by Ned Costello, chief executive of the Irish Universities Association …” (more)

[Fiona Gartland, Irish Times, 24 September]

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